Sports Sunday - Jousting

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Sports Sunday - Jousting

Sunday, Jun 27 2010 by kjfitz
Jousting in its basic form is a martial sport between two knights mounted on horses and using lances. It can also consist of a series of competitions using a variety of weapons, usually in sets of three per weapon (such as tilting with a lance, blows with the battle axe, strokes with the dagger, or strokes with a sword), often as part of a tournament.

Jousting was just one of a number of popular martial games in the Middle Ages referred to generically as hastiludes and took great skill to do.