The Mentor’s Council
The Mentor’s Council consists of all Mentors and Caterans of the Cateran Society.
Headmaster: This is not a “master” rank as found in other martial arts. “Headmaster” is the customary term for the head instructor or principal of any Academy, and our Headmaster is in charge of overseeing instruction through our Apprenticeship Program. In addition, whichever branch Academy the Headmaster personally oversees will be the official head school of the Cateran Society Broadsword Academy. The current Headmaster is Heiko Große (Broadsword Academy Germany), successor of Cateran Society founder Christopher Scott Thompson. The Headmaster of the Broadsword Academy is also the President (Ceann Suidhe) of the Cateran Society as a whole.
Tanist: The Tanist (Tanaiste) is the Vice President of the Cateran Society. His job is to assist the President, and he is appointed by the serving President. The current Tanist is Cateran Matt Park.
Constable: The Constable is responsible for upholding the standards of the Galloglass by encouraging all members to actively seek martial challenges and to conduct themselves according to the commitments of the Galloglass.
Cateran: The term Cateran (gaelic ceatharnach) historically referred to a band of fighting men of a Highland Clan. A Cateran is a full-instructor, certified to teach all five Levels within the Cateran System, who has a deep understanding of the art we practice and is active in training and research.
Mentor: Members with a certification in one or more levels (up to Level IV), who can establish an official Cateran training location and teach within the level(s) for which they are certified. A Mentor can also take responsibility for other members in our Online Apprenticeship Program.
Caterans (Certified to Teach Levels I-V)
Christopher Scott Thompson – Founder of the Cateran Society
Heiko Große – Ceann Suidhe (President) and Headmaster
Mathew Park – Tanist (Vice President)
Bhiatailidh Negoda MacDhùghaill
J. Maas – Constable of the Galloglass
Mentors Certified to Teach Level I-IV:
Mentors Certified to Teach Level I-III:
Mentors Certified to Teach Level I-II:
Robin John Price
Mentors Certified to Teach Level I:
Tsevi Dai Aho
Jonathan MacKenzie Gordon
Caitlin Leigh Halvorson
Alex Mahler (Deceased)
Shannon Julius McDowell