Jousters hope to make their martial art a first-tier professional sport

Two professional jousters, currently working at the Ohio Renaissance Festival northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), hope to take their skills from Renaissance Faires to the world of professional sports. [photo]

Jousting troupes like the Knights of Valour and the Knights of Mayhem travel around Renaissance Faires performing their full-contact, unchoreographed equestrian martial arts. Lauren Bishop from the Cincinnati Enquirer interviewed Shane Adams and Charlie Andrews at the Ohio Renaissance Festival.