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    Zoorkhaneh (The House of Power) is an ancient Iranian sport arena where the wrestling and martial arts were taught and practiced. Exercising in Zoorkhaneh is a combination of physical and spiritual rituals accompanied by the songs of Master Morshed. The songs that Morshed sings either have religious themes in admiration of Imam Ali, promoting high individual virtues such as bravery, or they are spiritual poets of Hafez, Molavi, or other Iranian poets about love, life and God. Morshed performs at the beats of Donbak, a traditional Iranian music instrument. The sportsmen warm up with the rhythme of the music inside the octagon wrestling arena called Gowd. They follow the moves of the Meydandar, the instructor that performs in the middle. They use different tools that somehow resemble the ancient weapons of war such as Mil, Kabbadeh, Sang, etc.

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