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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Membership Fees

Russell Swords provides coaching services to Cardiff Academy of Fencing. The Academy aims to cater for everyone from the serious competitor to the casual fencer just looking to keep fit. Membership is just £20 a month, ideal for newer fencers still testing the water, and casual fencers training once or twice a week in the Academy's class lessons. More serious/ambitious fencers can get their teeth stuck in to unlimited training and use of the salle's facilities, plus weekly strength and conditioning and private tuition 1-2-1 with one of our qualified coaches.

PLEASE NOTE - at present additional Covid19 regulations are in place. Please read the information pack here before attending sessions. Bookings for class sessions are now required to ensure we stay below to permissable number of participants in each session. You can book online here.

  • Membership:
  • CAF Club Membership - £20 per month
  • Russell Swords Private Lessons - £10 per lesson
  • Guest Fee - £5 per session
  • Beginners Courses - £40 click here to book
*contact us for more details

Club membership fees need to be made by standing order to the CAF account detailed here.

Details for private lesson fees can be found here.


  • Competition Coaching - £10/20 you can find details here


Our Classes

We currently run classes for adults and children across Cardiff. 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)

7:00-9:00pm  Sabre Sparring (invitation only)



Beginners' Courses (see here for information)

GB/Welsh Squad Training 6:00-8:00pm (invitation only)



Junior Foil & Sabre Class 6-7:30pm

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


Epee Club - Details TBC

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

Sat/ Sun

Foil Squads 9am - 2pm


*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
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,
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 at:

Bishop of Llandaff High School,
Rookwood Close,

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.