Category Archives: Projects

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

September 10th, 2017

Cops & Robbers

Police dramas and Action films are very popular right now so learn more about performing standard parts for these from a Professional. This seminar is specifically designed for actors, stunt performers, and writers. It is 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 standard characters.

This course will cover both sides of the coin. We will start by looking at actable choices in Police Tactics & Training so that you can play a more realistic police officer.

This will include:
Standard postures and why.
Cuffing techniques: on the wall, car, or ground.
Frisking a suspect correctly.

Additionally you may be the “bad guy” in a show, so we will look at real police stories of stereotypical bad guys. You will learn standard behaviors of a:
drug addict
drug dealer
street hood

Participants will then work on Improv scenes based on what they have learned and get feedback from the Professional!

Come prepared with questions and a notebook.

If registered before September 1st: $75.00:

If registered after  September 1st: $100.00:

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC
TIME: 12pm-4pm

Acting the Fight and “Selling It”

August 20th, 2017

Acting the Fight and “Selling It”

An understanding of martial intent is imperative in expressing a character’s ability to execute the fight. This seminar will look at the following elements of a fight and work on honing performances of a piece of choreography in a scene:

-Violence Performance Theory
-Physical Performance Options in Storytelling
-What Does it Feel Like?

You will need to memorize a short scene as the context for the fight and will be performing that in a variety of ways throughout the seminar.

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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.


July 10th – 23rd, 2017

Fight Director for La Maupin the Musical by FIELD AND FIELD. Really excited to bring the story of this woman to life on stage. The production is described as:

Julie d’Aubigny. Swordswoman. Opera Singer. Rogue. Notorious bisexual. In La Maupin this creature of legend lives again, in a fast-paced musical adventure. At her peak, Julie was a force to be reckoned with – bashing bigots, tumbling chambermaids, and taking on some of Opera’s most iconic roles, from Pallas Athena to Dido. But under the legend there is a woman before her time. A woman trying to navigate an austere world that never quite made sense to her. Accounts vary; was she a lunatic or a martyr? A hero or a cautionary tale? Only one fact goes undisputed about Julie d’Aubigny, La Maupin: She is a legend.

Performances are July 18th at 6:30pm, July 21st at 6:30pm, and July 22nd at 2pm as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival. Make your reservations now!

Check out the cast talking about working on the Fights for this great show.


Here are a few shots from rehearsals:


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: