Video: Heavy Shield Lifting. With Singing.
June 22, 2012
Uncle John has a favorite new sport!
First, a drawing:
Now, a video:
This has been “Heavy Shiled Lifting. With Singing.”
Update: And so we have just educated ourselves, and discovered that this is a display of Varzesh-e Bastani, an ancient Persian sport still practiced in Iran and neighboring countries today. (The shields are called sangs.) It is apparently party of a broader practice called Zurkhaneh. More here.
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