When a child's imagination is sparked, it is then that lasting
impressions are made.
Since our inception nearly twenty years ago, we have performed
tournament jousts across the U.S. and into Canada. We will appear at
schools nationwide bringing our unique knowledge to children in their environment.
What we do is real. We have a first-hand working knowledge of
full contact jousting and the life and social station of a knight. Therefore, we can speak
directly and honestly about what it takes, physically and mentally, to prepare for and execute a
Our classroom interaction consists of the appearance of a knight
in full noble's costuming with a complete suit of tilting armor,
swords, shield, and a lance to be used as hands-on visual aids. The knight will also have a
prepared dialogue on the training and evolution of the knight, the training and evolution of the
great war horse, and the development of weapons and armor.
Detailed discourse will cover the values a knight is taught and
the code of chivalry he follows. The training and breeding of his great war horse is covered as
well as how the armor is made and how it developed and functioned. Finally, the history and
purpose of the tournament will be discussed. All points are considered in the times of Elizabethan
England as well as modern day. Ample opportunity is allotted throughout for the students and
teachers to ask questions of the knights.
The spirit of chivalry is very much alive in the hearts of
children of all ages. All of our performers are drawn together by a strong desire to keep alive
an ancient sport and the honorable traditions of a time that has passed on some 400 years ago. All
who ride with us now look through the eyes of self-respect, honor and accomplishment. Through our
classroom presentation, students have been shown a connection to these values and experiences. And
we show that through self discipline, personal management and persistence, it is possible to be
what you want to be, even a knight in the twentieth century.
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