Traditional Iranian Martial Arts (Varzesh-e Pahlavani)


As was mentioned in the introduction section, the origin of Varzesh-e Pahlavani comes from Iran's Parthian Empire (238 BC - 224 AD). All of the Pahlavani apparatus that are used for physical training have their roots in ancient warfare instruments which can be traced back to pre-Islamic era of the Iranian history.

Pahlavani Apparatus

The Pahlavani tools include:

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