Duke Kein has been doing his fighting school again, but this time it's convening at the regular baronial practice site. I managed to participate last night and got some good things out of it. And some serious bruises. We started out with some drills on doing a quick close which I like, then did a "circle of death" where you fight each person in the circle. We had a big turn out, so the circles were split into advanced and intermediate fighters. I only brought my glaive, so I ended up fighting with it against some of the best fighters in the area. Doing so against lots of sword and shield guys on a smallish field kind of hurt. Sometimes even the other pole arms hurted. But then we went on to do a tournament in the style Ansteorra does its crown tourneys, and I got more focused. I ended up winning. It's funny, I was waffling about even fighting last night, and I worked insanely late to put off the decision, but it turned out to be a good time and a good boost of momentum.