Russell Swords is a Cardiff based fencing club 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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Easter Holiday Courses

Cardiff Academy of Fencing Salle Russell Swords

The course will be at the Cardiff Academy of Fencing


  • Easter Holiday Junior Course: Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th April
  • Easter Cadet Course: Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th April (invitation only)



This is a great opportunity for younger fencers 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.

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

Course Details:

  • Dates: see above
  • Times: 10am to 4pm each day
  • Ages: 7 to 14 years
  • Price: £60
  • Venue: Cardiff Academy of Fencing, Ocean Park, Cardiff CF24 5HF (directions and map here)
  • Food/Drink: Participants need to bring a packed lunch
  • 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.



Our cadet courses cater for more serious fencers competing on the BRC circuit. The course is limited to just 12 participants, so applications are by invitation only. The daily routine is an intensive combination of 121 lessons, sparring scenario activities, and competitive fights.

Participants also get a free place on the corresponding junior course and are encourged to attend to help develop younger fencers.

If you would like more information, please contact us.



This summer we will be joining a number of the countries top sabre clubs in Stratford for 5 days training on 21st-25th August. For details and sign up please see Fran.


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