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Ring jousting is a show of a knight's skills, as there is no challenging opponent. Understand how ring jousting works with information from an experienced jousting instructor in this video on medieval sports.
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Hi, my name is Matt Hiltman. I'm the head knight here at the Atlanta Castle of Medieval Times. I train all of our jousters, and I'm here today to talk to you about ring jousting. Ring jousting was the latest iteration of jousting to be developed. It was developed as part of practice tournaments and is different from the standard jousting in the fact that you aren't jousting an opponent. It's just a feat of skill that's, that is used. What's involved is there is a small ring that is hung from a wooden scaffolding and you must pass under the ring in an attempt to spear it with your lance. The idea is to get your lance at a full canter through the center of the ring to pierce it and have it stay on your lance. The training involved in ring jousting is merely repetition as it is for many sports. The idea is to, is to train often with much patience and practice in order to get your accuracy up in order to pierce the ring more often. And I am Matt Hiltman, and that is ring jousting.