The Cateran Society is happy and proud to announce three new mentors certified within our Broadsword Academy program.
First of all Thomas Proctor, St.Louis, Missouri, USA is certified as Level II mentor (Old Style Broadsword). Thomas worked dedicated to achieve the next level and proofed in several certification bouts vs different opponents and styles, that he understood the basic and important principles of Level II. It is worth to note, that Thomas works every level of our curriculum ambidextrous, meaning with both right and left hand. Here you can see one of his certification bouts:
The second certification is for Andrey Yarovoy of the MacDougall Broadsword Academy in Krasnodar, Russia. Under the guidance of our Cateran Vitaliy Negoda MacDhùghaill, Andrey trained the Highland Broadsword, but originally he started on his own. Next to many other activities on the Cossack martial traditions, Andrey is a dedicated student of the Highland Broadsword. He won the 2016 Highland Broadsword tournament at the Highland Warrior Challenge at the Glasgow Green Highland Games in Glasgow, Scotland and was one of the organisers and referee of the Shermicii International Broadsword Tournament in 2017. He also was one of the oraganisers of Cuan na Scithia (The Cup of Scythia), the first Russian cup competition in the Scottish ancient and traditional warrior team sport of Camanachd (Shinty). He took the 2nd place at the Highland Warrior Challenge at the Glasgow Green Highland Games in 2017. He is certified as Level I mentor (Regimental Broadsword).
And finally the Broadsword Academy Manitoba, Canada is proud to announce that Justen Russell has been certified as a Mentor in Level 2 of our curriculum. This second level focuses on the Old Style of Highland Broadsword. Specifically the works of 18th Century swordsmen like Thomas Page, Donald McBane and Andrew Lonnergan.
Congratulations to all of you, gentlemen, well done!