Russell Swords Ltd provides coaching to Cardiff Academy of Fencing, running classes across the city for both adults and kids, catering for everyone from beginner to international competitor. Come and learn the exciting modern sport of fencing in one of the largest and most successful clubs in Wales! Click below to find out more...

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Half Term Holiday Courses

Cardiff Academy of Fencing Salle Russell Swords

The course will be at the Cardiff Academy of Fencing


  • Youth Half Term Course (Foil & Sabre) - 28/29/30 Oct 2019
  • Cadet-Senior Intensive Training (Foil only) - 31 Oct & 1st Nov 2019


Spaces limited so sign up early using the form at the bottom of the page.

Youth Course Details:

This is a great opportunity for younger fencers (aged 7-13) to have fun and sharpen up their skills. A daily format or games, footwork, strength and conditioning, technical training and free fighting will keep them on their toes! The focus is on both technical development, increased tactical understanding, and physical conditioning through games and activities, all in the comfort of our air-conditioned fencing salle.

  • Dates: see above
  • Times: 10am to 4pm each day
  • Ages: 7 to 13 years
  • Price: just £80
  • Venue: Cardiff Academy of Fencing, Ocean Park, Cardiff CF24 5HF (directions and map here)
  • Food/Drink: Participants need to bring a packed lunch or money for the cafe
  • Equipment: Students taking part must have at least their own breeches, electric weapon & wire
  • Accomodation: For those travelling from further afield there is a Premier Inn adjoining the salle. Details and booking here.

Sign up using the form below.


Cadet-Senior Course Details:

This is a more intensive format for older (min. 13) competitive level fencers consisting of intensive sparring training and scenario exercises, complimented by daily 1-2-1 lessons, statistical analysis and individual feedback. Courses vary in length, but always aim to provide maximum benefit to participants in the period available. Spaces are limited and attendance is by invitation/application only.

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