Category Archives: Projects

Checkout upcoming & recent events, classes, and projects that Jared has been working on.


January 3rd – 10th, 2016

Art of Combat & the Sydney Stage Combat School present the Australian Intensive in Sydney. 2014 was a huge success: here are videos and pictures in the meantime!

Whether you are an actor, a martial artist, or just someone with a love of action and swordplay, The AoC Intensive Performance Workshop has something to offer everyone. With over 70 hours of tuition, and culminating in a performance showcase, this workshop is one of the most unique, challenging and rewarding workshops in the world. The workshop will culminate in a show that will be performed in Sydney, Australia.


January 20th – April 27th, 2016

Fight Showcase 2016

This special 3 1/2 month session will focus on unarmed and 1 weapon training which will culminate in performing fights for a live audience. You will be cast, choreographed, rehearse and ultimately perform in a NYC show in April!

This session will begin with a brush up (or intro for beginners) of  unarmed combat before moving into knife. After a short introduction you will be cast in a fight scene and work on building choreography into the scene. At the end of the three months we will perform a NYC show with the collection of fight scenes you have worked on in class.

Start thinking about scenes you would like to tackle so we can pick one that will be best for this class.

WHERE: 355 Broadway (just 3 blocks south of Canal) in the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet building
WHEN: Wednesday nights from Jan 14th – April 26th, every week 6-7pm.
COST: $450.

To register make your payment here:

Performance Dates:

April TBD: SUNY Purchase DTL (NYC performers optional)
April TBD: in NYC


June 27th – July 2nd, 2016

Art of Combat Fight Directing and Combat for Stage & Screen Intensive in New York City.

Participants from all over the US and abroad will come together in New York City to train for one intensive week with the Art of Combat company in the skills needed to create extraordinary fights for stage and screen.  Classes (taught by Jared Kirby, John Lennox and Kyle Rowling) will include stage combat, historical fencing, acting the fight, finding your angles and much more. The workshop will culminate in a show that will be performed in New York City.

This workshop is an immersion into the AoC company which has been actively transferring historical combat styles to stage and film for over a decade. Members are trained in historical combat styles and learn how to make them safe and replicable for stage and screen. Our training and expertise has enhanced theatre, film and TV with authentic and realistic combat sequences all around the world.

The week is structured so that you will get the most out of it.  You can register at one of three levels, based on your skill level and what you want to learn: “Combatant”, “On Track” or “Fight Director”.

Great review of the 2012 AoC NYC Intensive by Rachel Strayer who participated in the workshop.

Check out our great Promo video for 2014!

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July 7th – 10th, 2016

Teaching at CombatCon: Where History and Fantasy Meet! in Las Vegas, NV.

CombatCon is many things, but first and foremost, it’s a good time.  The goal is to provide a fun, entertaining, and educational venue for folks who like Western Martial Arts/Historical European Martial Arts in any form, be it practicing them, reading about them in their favorite books, watching them in their favorite shows and movies, seeing them in their favorite comic books, using them in their favorite games, or incorporating them into their favorite costumes and characters.

To that end, CombatCon is a combination of a martial arts convention and a fan convention.  We have something for everyone, from taking part in martial arts classes, to interacting with famous people and super knowledgeable folks in panels, to watching movies, to playing games, to dancing the night away at our ball.  Bring your costumes if you’d like, but don’t feel compelled to dress up if you don’t want to.  Really, CombatCon is just an excuse to get together with friends and fun people, learn some stuff, talk about some stuff, and have a really good time.


November 8th, 2015

Broom vs Crutch | Tripod & Hanger | Aussie Flag vs Belt | Pool Noodle vs. Bathrobe

Anything is a Weapon!

Many moments of violence for stage and screen have no “weapons.” That said, a book, a towel, a broom or a pillow cushion can be used in a violent manner which will enhance the story being told. Knowing how to do this well can greatly enhance the realism in a scene (or sometimes the hilarity!).

This course will start with fundamental training for Stage & Screen Combat. After understanding the key elements of safety, distance and angles participants will work a little knife to practice cutting and thrusting before moving into how to make anything into a weapon. After learning a few rules, we will choreograph short scenes and explore all the fun, exciting and unique ways that something like a banana can defend against a remote control!

WHERE: Ripley Grier Studio (520 8th Ave) Room 10A Noon-2pm, Room 16A 2-pm.
TIME: 12pm-4pm
COST: $75 (late registration $100).

Payments after October 31st:


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October 11th, 2015

Tactical Training for Actors
Take a hands-on tactical training course specifically designed for actors, stunt performers, and writers taught by veteran Law Enforcement trainer, Kevin McMahon. Kevin has spent over 20 years training Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers and will give you the fundamental skills and confidence to accurately and realistically portray a character who is required to handle a firearm.

There will be two seminars offered this day.
Level 1: 12pm-4pm

Level 1 Seminar includes:
Weapon Nomenclature
Gun Handling and Drawing
Individual Movement & Positioning
Team Movement & Positioning
Door Breaches

Level 2: 4:30pm-8pm

Level 2 Seminar includes:
Room Clearing
Hallway Movements
Gun Disarms
“Set-iquette” for firearms

Participants will practice working with guns during reality based training scenarios in a controlled environment. The Level 2 seminar will end with training scenarios where you’ll be divided into Officers and Criminals and have to clear a room of bad guys!
To participate in Level 2 you must take (or have taken) Level 1.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal).
TIME: Level 1: 12pm-4pm / Level 2: 4:30pm-8pm
COST: $75 (late registration $100).

Payments after September 30th:
Level 1: $100.00

Level 2: $100.00
Both Levels: $175.00

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September 17th-20th, 2015

The Martinez Academy of Arms hosted a formal Academia in New Orleans and I had the opportunity to teach and train at this event. It culminated in a Grand Fencing Exhibition on Sunday October 20th in which I did demonstration bouts and was selected to fence in the invitational portion of the event.

There was press and many photographers at the Grand Fencing Exhibition and here are just a couple of the articles:
The New Orleans Advocate

Announcing the Event