Originally Posted by alphatrizzle
sword fighting? Its more like wrestling, and its extremly islamic!
Here is one of the arab tems, the iraqi national team.
It says pahlavani, its probably a persian nationalist that have named it. That is Baustani, the islamic version. This is a work out, it looks simple but the shields are about 60 kg, and those sticks are from 10-40 kg each, and you twist them and all.
The backround sound is verses from the quaran, they say that allah guides you and give you strength, but its probably psychological and you belive you are stronger, so it gives you extra energi.