Australia & # 39; s only full-time professional knight defended his title as world champion jouster.
& # 39; Sir & # 39; Phillip Leitch, 44, from Kryal Castle near Ballarat, Victoria, defeated knights from France, Russia, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada over the weekend to beat the title.
In the grand finale on Sunday, he beat Russian Andre Andrei Kamin on only one point.
Leitch told it ABC he has been playing in the jousting circuit for more than a decade.
& # 39; I love what it feels like to be a knight in armor and look through a visor at these fantastic knights who come to me with their lances and it is just these small snapshots of the time just before the impact will be forever, & # 39; he said.
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& # 39; Sir & # 39; Phillip Leitch (photo) from Kryal Castle, near Ballarat, defeated knights from France, Russia, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada during the weekend to beat the title
Jousting was not the only activity on the agenda – other attractions such as a medieval catapult, archery and a knight's school for children
& # 39; Valiant is my horse, he is now 13 years old and he has been with me since he was a year old. & # 39;
The armor of Mr. Leitch, based on an English armor from the 15th century, was made by the professional weapon maker Luke Binks.
Mr. Leitch, an ex-special troop soldier with experience in martial arts and historical sword fighting, said his equipment costs $ 25,000 and weighs 36 kilograms.
During the & # 39; brutal & # 39; event competitors compete against each other at a combined speed of 40 km per hour with lances made of 3.6 meters of solid pine with a triple steel spearhead.
The event, described as a family-friendly weekend, allows those present to experience an old-fashioned village and castle.
There are stores that sell items such as robes, jewelry and leather products.
The & # 39; brutal & # 39; event allows competitors to drive towards each other at a combined speed of 40 km per hour with lances made of 3.6 meters of solid pine with a triple steel spearhead
In the grand finale on Sunday, he beat Russian Andre Andrei Kamin on only one point. On the photo: Mr. Leitch (right) while fans (left) have shown their support
The event, which is described as a family-friendly weekend, seems to have been transported through time with a village and a castle
Other sights such as a medieval catapult, archery and a knight's school for children.
He said that he had not put any pressure on himself to reclaim his title as champion, because the sport is dangerous and he just needs to trust himself.
Mr. Leitch said Country Legend magazine in 2016 he was interested in medieval history.
Mr. Leith's armor is based on a 15th-century English armor made by professional weapon maker Luke Binks
The armor of the ex-special forces soldier, who has experience in martial arts and historical sword fights, costs $ 25,000 and weighs 36 pounds
& # 39; Since childhood I have been interested in medieval things – the stories about Robin Hood, St. George and the dragon and King Arthur were my favorites – and in class 3 I made armor from cardboard & he said.
& # 39; My mother always had horses that taught me to ride, but only later in my life, when I had done martial arts and weapons, did I start looking at European martial arts weapons that knights used and fight in armor.
& # 39; Then I got the horse, the armor, started riding again and tried to combine them all. & # 39;
Mr. Leitch told the Country Legend magazine in 2016 that he was always interested in medieval history
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