There is no such thing as a “superior sword style,” it all depends on the skill of the swordsman. However, Highland broadsword was tested in battle against warriors from Europe, India, China, Africa, Indonesia and North America. No sword style in the world can claim to have been tested against as many different styles as the method of the Highlanders. On a number of occasions, Highland swordsmen succeeded in killing several opponents in hand to hand combat and emerging unscathed. Modern Highland broadsword fencers are usually eager to test their skills against other weapons and styles.
The Cateran Society Galloglass is made up of certified Cateran Society mentors who have voluntarily agreed to seek out martial challenges and exchanges as representatives of the Cateran Society and who have made the following commitments:
1- I will never refuse any legitimate request for a martial challenge or martial exchange.
2- I will represent the Cateran Society with the highest standards of personal integrity and respectful behavior.
3- I will actively seek out challenges as a representative of the Cateran Society.
A Martial Challenge is a friendly, respectful and public competitive bout between swordsmen from different schools. A Martial Exchange is a bout between swordsmen of different schools or styles in which touches are not officially counted and no winner is declared.
Current members of the Galloglass include:
J. Maas – Constable of the Galloglass
Christopher Scott Thompson – Founder of the Cateran Society
Heiko Große – President and Headmaster of the Cateran Society
Matt Park – Tanist of the Cateran Society
Bhiatailidh Negoda MacDhùghaill
Micah R. Wendell