I drove up to Missouri City yesterday after work and went to the 'northsiders' training class for swordfighting, for the purpose of getting some sparring experience with people other than the one guy in our group (not that he's not good, he's better than me, but I benefit more by sparring new people). Their class was nice, they did things that we don't do (that are great and I will do on my own because they wore my lower arms to the point of practically seizing up in less than 5 minutes), and skip things that we do a lot of. But I went off to the side and sparred with the 3 more experienced guys and did pretty well I think. I got some pointers and will put them to use. I almost bought a steel blunt from one of the guys, as I've been looking to acquire one, but didn't have the money on-hand. I hung around with a couple of the people for quite awhile afterwards and didn't get home until around 12:30, which of course threw my whole day today out of whack. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't even have much in the way of bumps and bruises, either.