Category Archives: Projects

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

Combat for Screen & Stage Boot Camp

Whether on stage or in front of the camera, performing combat is a vital skill for an actor. This is why New York Combat for Screen & Stage invites you to hit the ground running with our Combat Performance Boot Camp!

New Participants will learn fundamental unarmed skills including such things as:

  • Punches
  • Kicks
  • Elbow
  • Blocks/Parries
  • Falls
  • Hair Pulls
  • Chokes
  • Ultimately these skills will be applied in a choreographed fight

Participants who have trained with Jared Kirby and NYCSS will be working on a film focused application of learned skills while also adding in kicks and advanced application of fundamental skills:

  • Film focused
  • Camera awareness drill
  • More complex choreography

This Boot Camp will be with NYCSS instructor Tony Mita and will focus on unarmed combat for screen & stage as well as the performance skills necessary to bring character and life into your fights.

This six week intensive will run Tuesday nights From November 6th to December 11th from 6-9pm in NYC.

Deadline: Participants must be registered by November 1st.
Cost: $245

Classes will be at The Artists Collaborative at 35 W. 38th St. NYC

October 6th, 2018

NY Comic Con Panel presentation

Fights, Camera, Action!: A Behind the Scenes look at Stunt Performance and Fight Choreography

The team will lead a discussion featuring stunt performers and on screen combat choreographers who create the action in NYCC’s most anticipated films and TV series, including Cobra Kai. The discussion will center around what it takes to be in stunts and combat, what training and backgrounds are necessary, how stunts and combat are created and executed, and more.

  • Speakers: Jahnel Curfman and Hiro Koda of Cobra Kai and Chris Brewster and Jared Kirby, Fight Coordinator
  • Moderator: Bryan Abrams of The MPAA’s The Credits online magazine

At 5:30pm on the 3rd floor at Shop Studios – 528 West 39th Street (between 10th & 11th Aves)

October 14th, 2018

Get Bloody

Blood Effects can help evoke a visceral reaction in the audience. In this seminar we will cover:

-How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits.
-How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth).
-Palming packs and Proximity packs
-Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood)
-Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more
-Rigging blood for arterial sprays.
-Squibs for Gun shot wounds.

Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old towel. We will use water for much of the seminar but at the end you will use some blood to pack up and Get Bloody!


NY Comic Con Special Seminar

I will be teaching an Fighting for Film seminar for The Studio @NY Comic Con on Oct 4th, 2018 at 6pm for only $20!


From their site: The Studio @ NYCC brings you inside the worlds of entertainment and storytelling by connecting you with top tier talent and creators through a series of masterclasses, workshops and exclusive conversations. Hear industry luminaries discuss their craft in an intimate setting sure to spark your creativity and inspire conversation. The Studio @ NYCC is your place to explore storytelling in all its forms including art, books, film & TV, music, tech and more.

Please note: A ticket to New York Comic Con is not required in order to attend The Studio @ NYCC events.

To register click here.


September 14th, 2018

Doing a presentation for Keystone College in PA

A History of European Swordsmanship
This presentation will begin with an overview of historical European swords through the ages. A variety of swords will be brought in and participants will be able to handle them after the presentation.
These weapons were used in Europe for hundreds of years to fight wars, duels and in personal combat. Jared will show the difference between historical usage and the romantic expressions commonly seen in film/tv in order to give a better understanding of how swordplay was an integral part of European history.