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:

Mon

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

(Talybont Sports Centre)

Junior Sabre Sparring (invitation only)

7:30-9:30pm Senior Sabre Sparring

Tues

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

Wed

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

Strength & Condition 7:00-8:00pm

Cadet Squad Training 8:00-9:30pm

(invitation only)

Thurs

Junior Foil & Sabre Class 6-7:30pm

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

Fri

Junior Sabre Class 6-7:30pm

Junior Foil Sparring 6-7:30pm
at Cardiff North Fencing Club
Bishop of Llandaff High School

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

Sat/ Sun

Salle available for hire

 

*term time only

Our Venues

Cardiff Academy of Fencing

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
Cardiff
CF24 5HF

You can find detailed directions and maps by clicking here.

 

Cardiff University - Talybont Campus

Cardiff University's Monday and Friday training sessions run at:

Talybont Sport Centre,
12 Bevan Pl,
Cardiff
CF14 3UX

The session are open the Russell Swords' senior and cadet members. Enter the site via the Excelsior Road entrance (by McDonalds). Parking is available adjacent to the sport centre.

 

Cardiff North FC - Bishop of Llandaff High

Cardiff North Fencing Club runs on Fridays at:

Bishop of Llandaff High School,
Rookwood Close,
Cardiff
CF5 2NR

Parking is available in the rear car park by the school yard (turn right as you enter the school grounds). Entrance to the Gym is via the fire doors off the yard.