The Cateran Society is proud and happy to announce new mentor certifications for two students of the Broadsword Academy Siberia (Russia). Katya Artemyeva and Ivan Shirshov earned the rank of Level I-mentor (Regimental Broadsword). Both train under the mentorship and guidance of our Cateran Sergey Osipov, who did a great job to prepare them both for their certifications. Cateran president Heiko Große reviewed the training video footages, sparring and certification bouts too.
Katya and Ivan train with great discipline and precision and worked through all our lessons nearly to perfection. They proofed their skills in many free bouts with Singlesticks and Sabres. As a final test they both faced a great variety of weapons in several certification bouts. They fought with the Single Broadsword against Broadsword and Targe, Backsword and Buckler, Spear and Spear and Shield. They both showed great passion, high level of skill and courage.
You can see sequences of their training and fights in this video footages:
Congratulations to both of them and also to their instructor Sergey for his high level of training and guidance.