I wish all Caterans, Mentors and Apprentices, families and friends a Merry Christmas, God Jul, Frohe Weihnachten and a Happy New Year 🙂
The past year was again a great success for the Cateran Society and also for my branch group in Germany. We had a lot of certifications for several fencers in various levels of our Program. Also the number of people joining our Online Apprenticeship Program is growing. We have now certified instructors, members, groups and participants all over the world, in Scotland, Ireland, England, Malta, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Canada, USA and Indonesia. It is amazing how many people are working dedicated and motivated within our Program. Keep all up the good spirit and hard work.
For myself the year was less busy than the one before, but still I was invited to teach at many different events in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. Unfortunately due to work and some health issues I had to cancel three of these invitations. Especially sad, that I had to cancel my class at the Fight Camp 2019 and the chance to meet THE Matt Easton 🙂 But plans are already in working progress for 2020 🙂
Furthermore I had the chance to publish another article on Scottish Swordsmanship in German History Magazine Karfunkel. Another one for next March is in preperation as well as several book projects. I was also happy to make new contacts online, especially with my mate Tom from Fandabi Dozi in Scotland, who makes Bushcrafting videos about 17th/18th Century Highlander Survival skills. We made a team-up for a video on the history and use of the Highland Dirk, which was a major success. And more to come 🙂
I wish you all a good time and wonderfull Holidays! Enjoy!