Clarity of thought and speech and of upright behavior; this is the golden rule underlying the education of young Iranians. Thus they were provided with the moral equipment indispensable for the shaping of lives enriched by a respect for highly human ethics. The body, healthy developed by suitable exercises, became capable of defending the native soil and confronting the enemy.
Herodotus noted: “Young Persians learn horsemanship and archery and they are well trained in strength and endurance”.
Zoorkhaneh (“House of Strength”) has become a traditional institution where sports, aimed at toughening the body and preparing it for the hardship of battle, are practiced. Young men, members of the Zoorkhaneh, cultivated their intellect while simultaneously exercising their strength and skill. Zoorkhaneh came to be known in history as the perfect life apprentice school.
To this day, Zoorkhaneh has not lost its supporters, in spite of the erection of stadiums and playgrounds, in the cities and villages, permitting the young to exercise most of their sport in the open.
Here we are trying to talk more in details about one of the finest traditional Persian sports.