Below is our current weekly schedule. Padiwan sessions cater for 5 to 7 year olds, Juniors aged 8 to 12, Cadets 13-17, Seniors 18+. Most sessions are at the Academy, but we do have some classes that run in the North of Cardiff too. Classes listed below in bold are held at the Academy, whilst other session locations are specified.



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

(Talybont Sports Centre)

Junior Sabre Sparring (invitation only)

7:30-9:30pm Senior & Cadet Sabre Sparring


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

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

Senior & Cadet 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 
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


Non-Academy Venues

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 on Fridays 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.


Beginner's Courses

Our regular beginners' courses give new members all the knowledge and skills they'll need to access the material covered in the main class lessons. Course are either run on a group (5 weekly lessons), or one-to-one (3 private lessons) basis. You can find details of all our upcoming courses and book online through our club website here.