Turkish, Mamaluke and Persian Fencing
Below is all I know about it, from a Manuscript of Mohamed Mustafy, Mameluck Fencing, Collection of E. Unger, London. Material from Zamowski. Ok, they used sabers. Know more sources? Please let me know! - Rick
Manuscript of Mohamed Mustafy, Mameluck Fencing, Collection of E. Unger, London.
Robyn Friend, PHD, describes the "Çûb-Bâzî ("stick game"; or
raqs-e çûb, "stick dance")
is a form of folk dance found all over Iran (Hamada), distinguished from
other Iranian folk dances in that the dancers carry, and dance with, sticks
of wood (Dehkhoda, page 322). Some consider that these dances may all be
seen to have their origin in stylized combat (Al-Faruqi); they may also be
related to the sword (jengî) dances described by Rezvani (pages 189-190)".
Tahtib is a traditional style of stick fighting and dance from the Middle
East. Picture below: