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Koshti Pahlavani (Heroic Wrestling)

30 January 2015 2 Comments

Stumbled upon this article today written by Khashayar Sarrafi (link posted below).

How many of our readers have  similar ethos within their teams?  If so, feel free to list some of the words and principles that embody your team within the comments section.

The way of Pahlavans Wrestling - Koshti Pahlavani (Heroic Wrestling):

Being a pahlavan wrestler is a unique way to connect to the world…Keeping Tradition alive through education and cultural practices.

1-Be friend pure, knowledgeable, and wise pahlavan wrestler.

2-The best virtue of a pahlavan wrestler (house of koshti pahlavani athlete) is to do good things for the benefit of others.

3-Pahlavan wrestler, and jahan pahalavn trains others in the way “ROSTAM” taught wrestling.

4-Be at your best…Do your best to become knowledgeable on the rules of pahlavans wrestling.

5-Respect your elders…Pahlavan wrestler should respect others as you would like them to respect you. 

6-To do one’s own work well and to be a good, kind pahlavan wrestler is the first requirement of pahlavans wrestling. 

7-Loving people, loving pahlavan wrestlers…To love and care for other pahlavan wrestlers is pahlavans wrestling rules. 

8-Treating pahlavan wrestlers, others as you would like to be treated yourself. This is the way to live according to ancient pahlavans wrestling rules and regulations.

9-Pahlavan wrestler should be sociable, well-rounded and cultured…Seeking knowledge is mandatory and it’s as simple as that.

10-Do not let your pride get the best of you…Be a humble pahlavan wrestler. Admit when you’re wrong. Apologize if necessary.



-Mark L.


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