Koshti Wrestling

Iranian Wrestling which is called Koshti in Persian has a very long tradition and history in Iran. It has been practiced since the ancient times in different parts of greater Iran in various styles among which Pahlavani wrestling is the most popular one. Varzesh-e Pahlavani, widely known as Varzesh-e Bastani by mistake for the past seventy years, was originally an academy of physical training...

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Varzesh E Pahlavani

Varzesh-e Pahlavani (meaning the “Sport of the Heroes”, also known as Varzesh-e Bastani, meaning the “Sport of the Ancients”, or simply as Pahlavani, is a traditional discipline of gymnastics and wrestling in Iran, which was originally an academy of physical training for military purposes. Varzesh-e Pahlavani combines elements of the pre-Islamic Iranian culture with the...

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