Category Archives: Projects

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


May 7th, 2017

Down & Dirty Fighting Seminar

A fight is never pretty, but often times it gets performed that way. It’s important to find the nitty gritty way of making a fight look realistic. This seminar will focus on Unarmed for people who have not worked with me in the past and Knife for those who have.

If registered before May 1st: $75.00:

If registered after  May 1st: $100.00:

WHERE: CAP21 Studios, 18 West 18th St, NYC (Studio 606 & 605)
TIME: 12pm-4pm


May 19th – May 21st, 2017


Martinez Academy of Arms and Raven Arts Institute are pleased to host our biennial 3-day Spanish Martial Arts Weekend. The focus this year will be on the tactical considerations of the cut versus the thrust.

Rapier Session

The nature of the Spanish school of rapier allows the diestro/fencer/student, to express himself in innumerable ways as a martial artist. The priority will be on teaching the diestro how to consider what technique to use in regard to the adversary based on measure and proportion. We will cover the thrust and the types of cuts in detail so the diestro can determine which is more appropriate in a given situation. Additionally, the diestro will learn to determine how a cut can end in a thrust or vice versa.
Navaja Session

Maestro James Lorigea will delve into the tactical considerations of the cut versus the thrust with the navaja. The focus will be on how the attacks are similar to and different from the rapier when they are performed with the shorter blade. He will explore the relative merits of each attack as well as the combination of both techniques during the attack based on your footwork, your angle of approach, and the relative length of the adversary’s weapon as compared to yours.


Maestro Ramon Martinez
Maestro Jared Kirby
Maestro James Loriega

For location, cost and to register please go to the Martinez Academy Website.


June 25th – July 2nd 2017

AoC Basic & Intermediate Stage Combat Intensive:

This year’s summer intensive will take place June 25th – July 2nd, in New York City. The Art of Combat’s intensive provides in depth training for Stage and Screen Combat focusing on weapons styles at the Basic and Intermediate Levels. Basic Course: Unarmed & Sabre. Intermediate Course: Tactical Knife, German Longsword, Quarterstaff (or Chinese Spear), Italian Rapier and Auxiliaries (Dagger & Cloack/Mantle)

For all the detail check out the website or watch this great promo video:



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August 10th – 13th, 2017

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 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.