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Jousting Finals at Maryland Renaissance Festival 2010

Jousting Finals at Maryland Renaissance Festival 2010 with announcement of winner. For all you singles moms and dads, this is a great place to bring a date and bring the kids. TONS of stuff for the kids to do. Jousting was only one small part of the schedule.
This was taken at the Maryland Renaissance Festival 2010.

Jousting for fun!

Keep cool, it is a game, a respectful but committed game!

For the FREE JOUST CUP in a Modern Tahtib Tournament, different pools are organized depending on the number of participants. The winners of each phase go to the final phase.
Each joust starts when the referee signals and lasts 2 mn maximum.
The joust includes 4 phases : the salute, the gauging as a codified phase and the free phase.
For a joust, the winner is the one who has :
1. Grazed the other’s head, without touching,
2. Made 2 consecutive hits at 2 different body spots on the opponent body
3. Touched 3 times the opponent body
4. Made the other’s stick fall
5. Made the other go out of the field.

A direct and frontal attack towards the face is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN, i.e. IMMEDIATE EXPULSION.

The other penalties :
At the first penalty the player has a warning at the second he is disqualified :
1. Hitting the opponent hand
2. Sticking without control
3. Exiting the combat circle
4. Throwing the stick on the ground.
5. Verbal or sign contesting the referee or jury members

There is a warning to both players if sterile action happens.

Play Better Volleyball - The Joust Drill for Blockers featuring Coach Santiago Restrepo

Play Better Volleyball The Joust Drill for Blockers featuring Coach Santiago Restrepo

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This Video features Coach Santiago Restrepo and the University of Oklahoma volleyball team. This comprehensive program details advanced defensive fundamentals, tips and drills. Among the topics covered are: ball control drills, net drills, partner drills, the run through series, blocking drills and footwork drills. This action-packed program will provide coaches at any level with the tools needed to develop a dominating defense.

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Santiago Restrepo has achieved numerous honors as both a player and a coach. As a player, he was an NCAA Division I All-American and has played on the American Volleyball Players Pro Beach Tour. As a coach, he was an assistant at Saint Louis University, and has been the head coach at East Stroudsburg University, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Oklahoma.

Harcourt Park 2015 Grail of Chivalry Jousting Tournament

A video of some of the jousting at the 2015 Grail of Chivalry World Invitational Jousting Tournament at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, New Zealand in February 2015. Organised by the Order of the Boar, this is one of the world's premiere jousting events and attracts jousters from around the world.

Monster Volleyball Blocks | Block Assist | Joust | Penetrating the Net | Turning In

Volleyball blocking is defined as deflecting the ball coming from your opponent's attack hit.

Blocking is a skill in volleyball used to prevent the opponent from a successful attack hit. A block technique is used to deflect the ball coming from an attacker.

The blocker is trying to block the ball back into the opponent’s court. Advanced volleyball teams may have different blocking strategies.

For example, one team may use a blocker to just take up space so that the defensive players can cover the rest of the court that the blocker isn’t defending.

Also, an advanced blocker may just try to deflect the ball to a teammate just to keep the ball in play.

Terms for Volleyball Blocking
A block is a defensive playing action at the net. A block may be performed by one front row player or a combination of front row players jumping near the net in front of an opposing attacker. The goal is to block the spiked ball with the hands or arms preventing the spiker from a successful attack.

Block Assist
A block assist is given when two or three players participate in a successful block at the same time. This is also known as a collective block.

Double Block
A double block is when two players are working in unison to deflect an attacked ball at the net. It’s a good strategy to put up a double block as often as possible to help prevent successful attacking.

Triple Block
A triple block is when three players jump up together at the net to block. A team putting up a triple block at the net is often difficult to do successfully. Since each team has 3 players at the net that could possibly get a set to attack, it can be difficult for blockers to get in correct position to put up a triple block because you don't know who is going to be set.

Weak Side Blocker
The weak side blocker is the front player that blocks coming from the left side of the court.

Middle Blocker
The middle blocker is the blocker that moves from the middle of the net to block. This player is often very quick and tall because they have the responsibility of defending against both the middle and outside hitters.

Strong Side Blocker
The strong side blocker is the blocker that blocks coming from the right side of the court. Usually an opponent’s best hitter is hitting out of the strong side. Therefore, a team may decide to put their best blocker on the strong side to help defend the strong hitter.

Offside Blocker
The offside blocker is the blocker at the net that’s away from the opponent's attack. The offside blocker should pull off the net to help defend the attack or get in ready position to take an approach to hit.

Closing the Block
The responsibility of the assist blocker is to join the primary blocker to create an impenetrable block. This is called closing the block or sealing the block because the ball can’t fit between the two individual blockers.

A joust is when 2 opposing players contact the ball above the net at the same time. Play continues as if the contact was instantaneous.

Penetrating the Net
Penetrating the net is when a player reaches over the net during a block or an attack.

Turning In
Turning in is the act of an outside blocker turning his/her body to face the opponent’s court to ensure the blocked ball is deflected into the court.

Harcourt Park 2013 Jousting Mini-Documentary

A short video documentary on modern day jousting featuring some of the jousting from this year's World Invitational Grail of Chivalry jousting tournament at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, New Zealand over the weekend February 19th - 20th.

Jousting competition at Arundel Castle - August 2014

International jousting competition at Arundel Castle in August 2014. The lances used are solid ash, but with a softer balsa section for the last metre. Original jousting lances were made entirely of solid ash wood, or sometimes hollowed. In this competition achieving a broken lance with a strike to different target areas scores different points. You are not allowed to strike the horse of course.

Saracen Joust (Giostra del Saracino), Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

The Saracen joust of Arezzo is an ancient game of chivalry. It dates back to the Middle Ages. It was born as an exercise for military training. This tournament was regularly held in Arezzo between the 16th century and the end of the 17th century, when memorable jousts in baroque style were organized. The game went on for the whole Modern Age, having an important social function within the urban community. The joust was indeed a great public event during the visit of important authorities, or it was used to make certain civil feasts more solemn. The joust which became a typical tradition of Arezzo at the beginning of the 17th century declined progressively during the 18th century and eventually disappeared, at least in its noble version. After a brief popular revival between the 18th and 19th century, the joust was interrupted after 1810 to reappear only in 1904 in the wake of the Middle Ages reappraisal operated by Romanticism. Finally, the joust was definitely restored in 1931 as a form of historical re-enactment set in the 14th century, and quickly acquired a competitive character. The Saracen Joust is organized by the Municipality of Arezzo through a special institution whose governing body (the managing council) is chaired by the Mayor of Arezzo, but also includes the presidents (Rettori) of the four competing quarters. The jousting day starts in the morning, when the town's Herald reads the proclamation of the joust challenge, and then continues with a colorful procession of 350 costume characters and 27 horses parading along the streets of Arezzo. The topic moment of the parade is the blessing of the men-at-arms, which takes place on the steps of the Duomo and is given by the Bishop of Arezzo. The knights' tournament is held in the Piazza Grande, guided by the Maestro di Campo and preceded by the costume characters and the town's ancient banners entering the square accompanied by the sound of trumpets and drums. Some important moments can be defined at this stage of the event: the highest authorities of the Joust entering the square (the magistrates, the Jury, the quarters' presidents), the performance of flag-wavers, the jousters galloping into the racing field, each knight representing an ancient noble family of Arezzo, the knights' arrangement on the lizza (jousting track), the Herald reading the Challenge of Buratto (a poetic composition written in octaves in the 17th century), the crossbowmen and the soldiers greeting the crowd shouting Arezzo!, the magistrates' authorization to run the joust and finally the Joust's musicians playing the Saracen Hymn, composed by Giuseppe Pietri (1886–1946). Then, the real competition starts. The jousters of the four gates (the real protagonists of the event) gallop their horses with lance in rest against the Saracen, an armor-plated dummy representing a Saracen holding a cat-o'-nine-tails in his hand (Buratto, King of the Indies). The sequence of charges is drawn on the week preceding the joust during a costume ceremony in Piazza del Comune. It's almost impossible foreseeing what the result of the joust will be: it depends on the ability, the courage and the good-luck of the eight jousters who alternate on the packed-earth sloping track (the lizza) that runs transversally across Piazza Grande. The competition is won by the couple of knights who hit the Saracen’s shield obtaining the higher scores. The quarter associated to the winning knight receives the coveted golden lance. In the event of a draw between two or more quarters after the standard number of charges (two sets of charges for each jouster), the prize is assigned with one or more deciding charges. At the end of the joust, mortar shots hail the winning quarter. The rules of the tournament are contained in technical regulations that repeat – virtually unchanged – the Chapters for the Buratto Joust dating back to 1677. They are easy to understand, and yet worded in such a way as to guarantee a long-lasting suspense. The outcome of the fight between the Christian knights and the Infidel is undecided until the very last moment due to dramatic turns of events. For instance, jousters may be disqualified if they ride accidentally off the jousting track, or their scores may be doubled if their lance breaks after violently hitting the Saracen.

Jousting - 2nd Session, Double Unhorsing, Mark Desmond & Charlie Andrews, Sherwood Forest Faire

The second of two double unhorsings during the same day for this same pair of jousters. Mark Desmond of the New Riders of the Golden Age (blue, black & silver caparison) and Charlie Andrews of the Knights of Mayhem (yellow feathers on his helm) unhorse one during the last match of the first day of the mid-faire jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire. (February 28, 2015) For more information about competitive jousting, check out The Jousting Life website at:

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Rod Walker on Jousting

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Jousting - 1st Session, Double Unhorsing, Mark Desmond & Charlie Andrews, Sherwood Forest

Two passes shown. The first pass, Charlie Andrews of the Knights of Mayhem (yellow feathers in his helm) breaks his lance against Mark Desmond (blue, black & silver caparison) of the New Riders of the Golden Age. The second pass is the first of two double unhorsings by this same pairing of Charlie and Mark during the first day of the mid-faire jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire. (February 28, 2015) For more information about competitive jousting, check out The Jousting Life website at:

Jousting - Sherwood Forest Faire 2014 Double Unhorsing Eddie Rigney & James Johnson

On March 29, the first day of the two day competitive jousting tournament hosted by Sherwood Forest Faire, Eddie Rigney and James Johnson unhorse each other during the first pass of the first match of the 2pm joust.

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Jousting Arizona Renaissance Fest 2017

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Jousting - Knights of Nottingham 4th September 2016

Jousting - Knights of Nottingham 4th September 2016 at Sutton Bonington Show

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Full-metal jousting at the Alaska State Fair

Knights don helmets, pick up shields and put armor to the test. Fans are treated to run after run of horse and knight hurtled at one other. The object is to use the lance to land a perfect strike against the opponent’s shield.

Medieval Jousting & Reenactment

The Order of the Boar is a Wellington (New Zealand) based medieval reenactment group. This video taken from our official Classic Fighters 2007 (airshow) DVD highlights the groups jousting display at the show. See their web site at:


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Macot Jousting - 02/23/2013

Check out the mascot jousting tournament as part of the Leafs Viewing Party at the ACC.

World JOUSTING Championship in... Australia?!

The 2019 World Jousting Championship will be held just east of Melbourne this weekend! Here's a sneak peek of the action, including a fully-armoured high-five! ????????

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Is Full Contact Jousting the Next Extreme Sport? With Shane Adams from the Knights of Valour

Full contact jousting with Shane Adams and the Knights of Valour. This was episode 162 of The Strenuous Life Podcast, free on your iPhone at or on your Android device at

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Thanks to Shane for taking the time to do this interview in the middle of a very busy schedule at the PNE! Check him and his knights out at



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