Traditionally, both women and men participated in Kurdish group dances. But only men performed dances by the Lor, Azeri and Arab tribes. Kurdish tribes link dancing with their religious rites until today. A clear example of this is the Pir-e Shaliar ceremony in Kurdistan. The spectacular wood dance (rags-e chubi), when two people hit each other with two sticks while dancing. This dance requires a lot of experience and coordination. Mostly Baluch, Khorasani, Mazani, and Gilak tribes perform it. Originally it was a dance to prepare for war and struggle.