Razmafzar (traditional martial and historical weapon arts of Persia/Iran) consists of continuous and systematic training in the following sections.

Swordsmanship (šamširzani)

The heart of Razmafzar is the training with the curved sword (šamšir ) and a round hide/steel shield (separ).  However, one should note that the term  šamšir (sword)is a general term in Persian and does not refer to any shape of its blade.. . More

Archery (tirandāzi) always played an important role throughout the military history of Iran. Many kings took pride in displaying their archery prowess, such as Darius, who in his edict (Bande 9) in Naqš-e Rostam wrote, “I am skilled with my both hands and feet. I am a good rider, I am a good archer on foot and on horseback, I am a good spearman on foot and on horseback”. . . More

Mace fighting (gorzzani) and Axe fighting (tabarzani)

Different types of maces and axes were used by Persian warriors during combat. Both maces as well as axes were powerful bludgeoning weapons that could easily break the enemy`s armor. . . More

Dagger fighting (xanjarzani) and knife fighting (kārdzani)

Many Persian epics talk about the usage of knives and daggers for defeating
the opponent and ending the combat.Normally, Persian epics refer to warriors who started the duel with the lance. . . 

Spear and lance fighting (neyzezani)

Spears have always played a very important role in Iranian military history, and the lance was highly regarded as a weapon among the Iranians. Spear bearers had a long reach on the battlefield, and spears could be used effectively in war. . . More

Qame fighting (qamezani) and qaddāre fighting (qaddārezani)

The combat with short swords qame and make up an integral part of Razmafzar training.  The qame is a type of double-edged straight short sword.  The maker/smith of a qame was called a qamesāz (see Joqrāfiyā-ye Esfahān). The qaddāre is a straight, single-edged, short sword. . . More

War wrestling (košti-ye jangi)

Wrestling played and still plays a very important role in Iran. Nowadays there are different types of traditional wrestling in Iran. In some of them, the wrestlers wear a jacket that’s used when grabbing the opponent and when applying different techniques. . . More

Horsemanship (aspsavāri): Razmafzar also deals with mounted horse combat based on techniques described in Persian manuscripts and also provides solid training in the combat with spears and lances as well as horseback archery. Persian manuscripts often describe in detail how the champions fought on horseback using different types of weapons. . . More

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