Tag: zurkhaneh


In this article, we are going to show you how to build a shena push up board for your body type. It takes only 8 minutes, and you don’t need any power tools!
Shena push ups are always performed in the Zoorkhaneh before Indian club swinging, so if you swing Indian clubs, pay attention. History left clues…

The Shena board represents a sword. Legend has it that the warriors did their push ups off their swords to avoid their hands sinking in the soft desert sand. Since the Zoorkhaneh is highly ritualistic and traditionalist, to this day, push ups are performed on a shena, a wooden push up board.

There are many different versions of the History of Indian clubs. We are not scholars, but we have gathered facts from different sources for this broad but short article. Club swinging is one of the disciplines of varzesh-e pahlavāni (“Sport of heroes”), an ancient Persian physical training system to improve strength, mobility, coordination and not least, to increase mindfulness. Warriors needed to improve multiple physical abilities while developing their spirituality at the same time.