Category Archives: Projects

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

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Fight Director, Aug 2009

May 1st, 2016

Knife & Bound Fighting

Many action films these days are calling for the ability to fight with a knife. This session will be divided into Basic and Advanced workshops.

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental techniques to become familiar with the knife. You’ll learn how to hold it, how to change grips fluidly, footwork, cuts, thrusts, parries, passes, pins and stripping the knife. The session will culminate in a short bit of choreography.

Advanced: If you have trained with me in Knife then enroll for the Advanced Choreo session instead. This will focus on Film work. In the first half you will be given an advanced sequence of choreography to work up to speed for the common camera angles with minimal rehearsal time to reset for each angle. In the second half we’ll change your knife to an improvised weapon for half the choreo before finishing up with a little Bound Fighting. With your hands tied up there are still many great ways to attack and defend yourself. Please be ready for a high paced experience with high expectations!

Note: This seminar will be held in Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street 12th floor, Room 1208.


Payments before April 25th:

Payments after April 25th:


June 4th-5th, 2016

Teaching a 2 day seminar for the Columbus Knights Saber Training group in Ohio. We will focus on building choreography and flashy sword work before moving in to creating character driven fights!


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.