want to learn martial arts? WELCOME TO FORGE CENTRAL.


About Us


Forge Central is a martial arts studio in cardiff with a focus on studying movement, and providing quality instruction in principle based martial arts. We believe martial arts training should have a positive influence on all aspects of your life, regardless of age or ability. Along with martial application, each class has a health aspect included. A truly balanced approach.

creative learning

Within a positive and friendly learning environment you can experience the russian martial art of systema. With its unique teaching methods, its emphasis on creative body movement and studying tension and relaxation, you will be fascinated by its depth.


Learn martial arts when it best suits you. With flexible class scheduling,we offer martial arts classes during the daytime or evening. We also provide 1on1 private sessions, and tailored self defense classes for small groups.

For something different why not come along to one of our Health Breath and movement classes and experience the benefits of Systema's broad health practices. Great for mobility, recovery, and relaxation.


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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

If you are interested in any of our classes and would prefer to speak to someone in person, you are always welcome to drop in to the studio to speak with our instructors.

forge central martial arts studio

2 Hampton Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, CF14 4AH

07796 842321


Monday - Friday: 10am - 10pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed