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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Membership Fees

Russell Swords aims to cater for everyone from the serious competitor to the casual fencer just looking to keep fit. Our social membership is ideal for newer fencers still testing the water, and casual fencers training once a week in our class lessons. More serious/ambitious fencers can get their teeth stuck in to our competitive membership which allows them unlimited training and use of the salle's gym facilities, plus weekly strength and conditioning and private tuition 1-2-1 with one of our qualified coaches.

  • Membership:
  • Social Membership - £20 per month
  • Competitor Membership - £55 per month
  • Guest Fee - £5 per session
  • Beginners Courses - £40 click here to book

Monthly membership fees need to be made by standing order to the account detailed here. All participants must agree to abide by our members constitution.


Our Classes

We currently run classes for adults and children across South Wales. Please see the details below to find a venue and time that suit you. All sessions in bold are held at the salle, and junior sessions in italics:


Seniors & Cadets 5:30-7:30pm*

(Talybont Sports Centre)

Junior Sabre Sparring (invitation only)

7:30-9:30pm Senior Sabre Sparring


Padiwan Foil Class 5-6:00pm (5-7 years)

Junior Foil Class 6-7:30pm (8-12 years)

Senior Foil Sparring 7:30-9:30pm


Junior S&C 6:00-7:00pm

Strength & Condition 7:00-8:00pm

Cadet Squad Training 8:00-9:30pm

(invitation only)


Junior Foil & Sabre Class 6-7:30pm

Seniors & Cadets Mixed 7:30-9:30pm


Junior Sabre Class 6-7:30pm

Junior Foil Sparring 6-7:30pm

Seniors 7:30-9:30pm* (Talybont)

Sat/ Sun

Salle available for hire


*term time only

Our Venues

Unless other stated in the timetable, all Russell Swords sessions are held at the club's salle, the Cardiff Academy of Fencing:

Cardiff Academy of Fencing
Ocean Park
Ocean Way
CF24 5HF

You can find detailed directions and maps by clicking here.


Cardiff University's Monday and Friday training sessions run at Talybont Sport Centre, Gabalfa and are open the Russell Swords' senior and cadet members.

The Wednesday evening Ddraig Wern class runs at Gwernyfed Sports Centre, Brecon, Powys