Category Archives: Projects

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

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.


September 9th, 2018

Realism in Knife Fight Choreography

There are many opinions on the realism of knife fights versus the training that people do to be prepared for one. In a storytelling context, we have to be clear about how the fights are furthering the storyline and revealing character. The innate fear/respect of fighters dealing with a knife attack is a great way to accomplish this.

Participants will learn knife fight choreography (beginners will do a simple fight while more advanced participants will get a complex tact knife fight). After learning the choreography we will continue to work through it to add realism. This will be done through a few sparring training scenarios to learn what it’s like in a knife fight. These will include:

-Rubber training fight
-Marker fights (Bring a white t-shirt that can get marked up)
-Shocknife application

We will focus on knife vs knife but if time allows we will explore knife vs unarmed. No one will have to be part of any section of training that they don’t feel comfortable with. In fact, just watching the reality of others will change your expectations of what a knife fight should look like.

WHERE: Ripley Grier, 520 8th Ave in Studio 16P
WHEN: 12pm-4pm

Payments after September 1st:

Actor Pro Expo NYC September 8th, 2018

I will have a table set up at Actors Pro Expo so by and visit on September 8th !

This is a trade show to help creatives DEVELOP and SUSTAIN their career and to CREATE new opportunities for themselves. Attendees get to meet exhibitors from a wide range of services.

Actors Pro Expo also offers exciting workshops and information-packed seminars led by a range of top industry professionals. Plus there are a limited number of expert 1-2-1 career building sessions to book on the day.

But wait, there’s more! In addition to all these great offerings there will also be not one but TWO exclusive OPEN CASTING CALLS for a range of roles in film and theater!


General admission is FREE, the open casting call is FREE (audition slots offered on a first-come-first-served basis), even our Seminars with leading industry-professionals AND expert 1-2-1 career building sessions will also be FREE! For those wanting to get to the next-level in their careers, our Workshops with leading industry experts will be available for $30 each and can be booked online in advance here along with your FREE ENTRY tickets, which are limited, so make sure you GRAB YOUR TICKET BY CLICKING HERE NOW!

August 19th, 2018

Italian Rapier (Rapier & Dagger) for Screen & Stage

The Rapier was the preferred weapon of the nobility throughout Europe for most of the 16th-17th century. This Long, slender-bladed sword was often carried with a dagger and saw frequent use in the streets as well as on the dueling field. Participants will begin by looking at the elements of rapier that must be carried into staged violence. Time permitting, participants will explore how a character’s understanding of those martial principles allows for great acting choices.

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental techniques to give you a solid foundation in Single Rapier.

Advanced: If you have trained Rapier with me in the past then you will work on Rapier & Dagger. After a few exercises to work on the tempo of Rapier & Dagger, you will work on an advanced sequence of choreography.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), 5th Floor
TIME: 1pm-5pm

Payments before August 1st:

Payments after August 1st:

CombatCon 2018: August 2nd-5th

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.