Jared Kirby has been involved in Western Martial Arts and Combat for Stage & Screen for nearly 20 years. He teaches in New York City (and the metro area) and has choreographed fights Off-Broadway, Nationally, in London and Sydney.
He is the president of Art of Combat, a board member for the International Order of the Sword & Pen, co-coordinator of the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention in Detroit, MI and the president of Combat Con in Las Vegas.
Jared currently teaches fencing at SUNY Purchase, Sarah Lawrence College and is a Provost of Arms (Assistant Master) through the Martinez Academy of Arms. Jared has an ongoing Combat for Stage & Screen class in New York City as well as teaching at the prestigious Tom Todoroff Conservatory.
He teaches a variety of workshops across the US and around the world including Canada, England, Scotland, Finland, Italy and Australia. He has taught at the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC), Rapier Camp and the Western Washington WMA Workshop just to name a few.
Jared is the editor and one of the translators of “Italian Rapier Combat”, the first complete, professional translation of Capo Ferro. He is also the editor and wrote the introduction for “The School of Fencing” by Domenico Angelo and annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez. Most recently “The Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling” was released in February 2014. For more information, see Amazon.com
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For more about Jared’s approach to Stage/Screen Combat, check out this great 7 page article from the December 2014 issue of New Jersey Stage magazine: