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Jousting originated in 11th-century France to display a knight or warrior's battle prowess. Discover this sport's origins with information from an experienced jousting instructor in this video on medieval sports.
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Hi, I'm Matt Hiltman. I'm the head knight here at Medieval Times, and I'm in charge of training all the jousters we have here. Jousting originated in 1066 in France and was used to demonstrate a knight or warrior's prowess in battle. They used many of the techniques that were used in battle as far as mounted combat goes. They would use weapons such as the lance, ax and sword to demonstrate their battlefield prowess. While it began in France, it spread quickly and became a very popular sport. That's the origins of jousting and my name is Matt Hiltman.