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Background: The project of “Historical fencing and traditional Persian martial arts” deals with reviving the fighting techniques of Persian warriors based on an authentic and academic analysis of techniques described in Persian manuscripts from different time periods. Reviving Persian swordsmanship and traditional martial arts of Iran is an important project that includes different combat and fighting arts that were employed by different Iranian tribes through centuries. The system is based on years of solid scientific research in the field of Iranian arms and armor and many published books and print articles related to the field. Razmafzār analyzes the application and techniques of weapons, empty-handed techniques applied on battlefields and moral codes followed by Iranian warriors such as javānmardi principles. The techniques of this system of martial and combat arts extend from Ancient Iran to the end of the Qajar period. A number of techniques were repeated in many manuscripts be it the epic stories in form of poems, battle accounts by period court reporters or fighting manuals. Razmafzār is not only based on textual evidence but also on iconographic evidence. Razmafzār teaches historical archery based on iconographic evidence and also complete Persian manuscripts on archery from Safavid period.
The martial arts of Razmafzar comprises 722 techniques of armed and unarmored combat on foot plus riding, lance combat on horseback, wrestling on horseback and horse archery. We are still working on many other Persian manuscripts on warfare and historical fighting. Currently over 40 new manuscripts are being analyzed for this purpose. Thus, discovery of new techniques is a high probability.
Mission Statement: The purpose and mission of Razmafzar are the systematic study and classification of the techniques described in Persian manuscripts to revive the ancient martial arts of Iran/Persian such as Persian archery and swordsmanship.
Target groups: Historical martial artists and swordsmen, actors and stuntsmen in the movie industry, professional people looking for an alternative physical activity.
Safety: We assure an authentic safe play and spar in fully safe environment as we regard the safety of our seminar particpiants our highest priority. We practice a series of exercises and drills to understand the nature of techniques described in Persian manuscripts and participate in research projects dealing with Persian swordsmanship and traditional martial arts of Iran.
- Studying and classifying the techniques described in Persian manuscripts
- Authentic safe play and sparring in fully safe environment
- Practicing a series of exercises and drills to understand the nature of techniques described in Persian manuscripts
- Participating in research projects dealing with Persian swordsmanship and traditional martial arts of Iran
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