New Mentors in Russia

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.


New Level I-Mentor

The Cateran Society is very proud to announce the successfull certification for Level I (Regimental Broadsword) of Joshua Campbell (USA), who is working in our Online Apprenticeship Program under the mentorship of Chris Thompson and Heiko Große.
Joshua trained already for a long time and next to the Broadsword with Targe, Dirk and the Twohanded Greatsword (which he uses with great skill), he worked through all lessons of Level I Regimental Broadsword with discipline and continiously. His certification is very much deserved and he proofed his skills in many bouts, finally official certification bouts too against a variety of weapons and styles. He already started to work on Level II (Old Sytle).
Here you can see some scenes of his final bout versus the Longsword, please not that Joshua is using a scottish Halflang sword and adopting the Regimental style to it with great success:

Congratulations, Joshua!