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Jousting is a competition between two knights on horse-back, wherein each knight tries to knock the other off his mount.
Jousting was popular in medieval times, although it is still performed in Renaissance fairs.
The Jousting Lance, typically made of oak, weighed an average of 40 lbs.
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Jousting is a competition between two knight s on horse -back, wherein each knight tries to knock the other off his mount.
Jousting was popular in medieval times, although it is still performed in Renaissance fair s.
If both knights are knocked off their mounts at the same time, it is considered a tie; they then engage in sword combat, and the last standing is victorious.
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 Medieval Jousting Knights — Medieval Knights Jousting
The tradition of medieval jousting knights is believed to have begun in France and moved to Germany and the rest of Europe from there in the 10th to 12th centuries.
The practice of using medieval knights jousting in tournaments that involved actual weapons of war was popular until the death of several nobles and also King Henry II of France in the mid 1500s.
For those interested in getting a taste of what medieval jousting knights in tournament must have looked like, a trip to a festival or even a medieval-themed dinner theater will give a good indication of the elaborate dance the knights of yesterday must have played as they rode toward each other risking life for fame.
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 Jousting :: Stronghold Knights :: Ready to serve you!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Jousting is a competition between two knights o­n a horseback and each knight’s goal is to strike his opponent with a lance and knock him off his mount.
Initially these "jousts" served as a way for Knights to hone their fighting skills during times of peace, but quickly became a money making venture as the winning team could hold the losers for ransom accepting their horses and armor as payment.
The other form of jousting in the practice tournament was "riding at the rings", the surviving form of jousting with which we are most concerned.
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 Jousting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Jousting tournaments as entertainment and sport lasted from the early 1200's to the late 1400's.
As jousting in warfare became obsolete, the tournament began to change.
Perhaps this is what ended jousting as entertainment on a large scale in the 1600's.
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Jousting is the most spectacular and the most dangerous activity that we engage in.
The objective of our style of jousting is to shatter a lance on the opponent while he or she is trying to do the same to you.
A competition jousting match usually consists of a "settling in" pass followed a number of contacting passes where the riders attempt to hit each other’s shields at either the canter or the gallop.
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The origins of jousting are believed to be in classical Rome, but the "sport" rose to its greatest popularity in Europe by the 1400's.
The Jousts were great money-makers for the victors; instead of claiming mere points, the winning team held the losers for ransom, often accepting their horses and armor as payment.
Most contests were a "Joust a Plaisir" (for pleasure) in which a winner was declared on the basis of points scored, though some were still conducted "a l'Outrance" (to the death).
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 Search Results for "Jousting"
A jousting (Md. state sport) tournament is held here every Aug., as knights...
In the verb s first recorded usage, the course was the lane for each horse at a jousting tournament.
He would hide in the woods when the jousting class was called, although his companions and members of the faculty...
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 Aerial Jousting
For all jousts, we recorded the time of day, whether the jousting took place in or near fruiting trees, and the number and sex of the 'actors'.
Before jousting, perched males were observed hitting tree branches with their bills and rubbing their bills from side-to-side on the branches as though they were drilling for insect larvae or bill cleaning.
Jousting among more than one pair of combatants took longer (up to 50 minutes) and usually involved a greater number of actual jousting events (2-12 collisions) than single pair interactions (1-4 collisions).
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 Medieval Warfare / Knights / Jousting / Tournament
One on one jousts appear in the 12th century and supplant what had been a chaotic melee taking place on a very large field of several hundred acres.
Jousting was at its peak during the 14th to 16th centuries and champions gained great honor and fortune.
Jousting degenerated in the 17th century as the advent of accurate, armor piercing firearms destroyed the effectiveness of the calvary charge in battle.
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 National Jousting Association - History of Jousting: Evolution of the Ring Tournament
Jousting tournaments were held as military exercises between the various nobles.
Although the precise evolution of ring jousting is not known, history does provide us with many well-documented great tournaments throughout the next several centuries.
Jousting in Europe has declined whereas Americans, on the other hand, have built interest steadily.
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 Estes Park Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival
Heavy armor jousting was prominent in periods of the 15th and 16th century.
Where as in light armor jousting the purpose of this competition is for the comptetior to strike his opponet shield at a designated spot.
Soon the jousting became a contest between two combatants as it was easier to show one's skill outside the melee field.
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 Order of the Boar Jousting Tournament
The jousting competition tests the jousters in jousting against another jouster with shield and lance.
The minimum protective body equipment is a padded undergarment that covers the entire torso and upper thighs as well as at least the upper arms worn under a steel mail hauberk that covers at least the same areas.
These circumstances could be if the horse throws it’s head up just prior to impact or if the opponent folds their shield just before impact and not allowing the other jouster enough time to either release the grip on the lance or move it off target.
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 Jousting: Then and Now - The Renaissance - tribe.net
I realize that jousting was more medieval than Renaissance, but jousting still existed in the Renaissance (albeit for "show" purposes), so I hope my post is relevant here.
I may be writing an article in the near future about jousting reenactors, with a particular focus on the horses.
It wasn't exactly jousting but horse and lance is still horse and lance.
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 The AC Jousting Guide - The Raven's Nest
This is why many people use them as jousting weapons; OB in your opponents face and unleash a vast amount of firepower without the worry of missing.
A Joust Line is a direct line to where your opponent is, or is going to be.
Since most of the jousting weapons have to be used at short range, the LW will take lots of damage if its not piloted correctly, resulting in a loss.
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 Knights Templar Discussion Forum :: View topic - Jousting Makes a Comeback
Jousting was only allowed in the Master's presence and if he gave his Templar knights the permission to do it.
It wouldn't have been the jousting itself that was against the Templar ethos, but the attendant pagentry, showyness, bombast, courtship and frivolity.
Practicing, training and using the knight's equipment remained restricted by certain rules: shooting with crossbows was restricted to target practice; horse racing, like jousting, was allowed only with the permission of the Master.
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 Jousting - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Jousting, sport of attempting to knock an opponent off a horse with a lance, the main event of medieval tournaments.
Middle Ages : sports and recreation: jousting tournaments
Tournament (medieval), also joust, military sport of the Middle Ages in Europe, in which knights, as individuals or in groups, engaged one another...
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 American Jousting Alliance - Press - Jousting Exhibition Draws New Students - Peninsula Gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Jousting Exhibition hosted by Ravenswood School of Jousting, drew a number of spectators both Saturday and Sunday at Key Peninsula Sports Complex and Fairgrounds (formerly Volunteer Park), that starred American Jousting Alliance founder and National Jousting Champion James Zoppe and International Champion Jerry Gordon.
Four more students enrolled in the Jousting School which began Monday, June 6 and runs through Saturday, June 11, also at the KP Sports Complex in the upper field, from 2 to 6 pm each day.
American Jousting Alliance founder James Zoppe, who is also a national jousting champion, rides at the Key Peninsula Sports Complex and Fairgrounds to help promote the opening of the Ravenswood School of Jousting.
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Jousting was only one of many events which took place in a tournament, but is perhaps the best well-known.
The rules for jousting are deceptively simple, in that there are only a few rules, but it takes a skilled person to be successful at this sport.
Ladies would often tie a scarf to the armour of their favourite knight, or give him a glove or handkerchief to carry during the joust.
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Bearing in mind that the sport with all of its experts and their experience had passed on some 400 years earlier, we began with only a few horses paired with a strong desire to engage in an ancient and time-honored tradition.
It was time that the spectacle of full contact jousting was reborn.
This process was an evolutionary one, as none of the original participants were still around to ask for advice or assistance.
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 American Jousting Alliance - Press - AJA Tournament in Frazier Park - Mountain Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
On Saturday, September 18th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, the American Jousting Alliance is presenting its first annual Frazier Mountain Fall Jousting Tournament and Faire at the Tait Ranch in Frazier Park.
According to Zoppe, Modern Tournament Jousting is a true contact sport with both knights trying for good, solid hits on their opponent's shield.
The Frazier Mountain Jousting Tournament will offer a country fair atmosphere with games and competitions for visitors of all ages, from potato sack racing to archery and spear throwing competitions.
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 Halfbakery: Corporate sponsorship for jousting tournaments
Many corporations are now beginning to realize that sport jousting is legitimate, exciting, and a tood marketing tool for their products.
As to being "too dangerous", jousting at this level (professional) is competed by jousters that have many years of experience in theatrical jousting.
There are a lot of misconceptions about jousting, mostly spread by those with very little knowledge and no actual experience of the joust.
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 Jousting Cartoons
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 Re: Jousting
Their version of jousting is riding a horse at full gallop, and trying to spear a ring with your lance.
: Jousting and the consequences of missing the ring are shown very nicely in the well-researched spoof film/movie 'A Knight's Tale.' Musical accompaniment by Queen.
You know the thing - you hit the shield but had to be at full tilt *and* hit it directly full-on, or the large arm on the other side would revolve round and smack you in the back, unhorsing you.
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