In the Press

Mentioned in the New York Times:

NYT-logo“an expert in the Spanish and Italian rapiers, [Jared] works as a film and theater consultant, training actors and arranging dueling scenes.”

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Recommended by Backstage magazine as one of

“6 Stage Combat Classes You’ll Want to Check Out.”

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  • NY1 TV Interview by Roger Clark about the fights for Henry 4 part 1 with Steve Guttenberg.
  • StageBuddy Review of Hudson Warehouse’s Henry 4 part 1 that says “Weapons  are used to brutal effect in Jared Kirby’s visceral arterial spray fight choreo”
  • Backstage magazine recommended my class as one of “6 Stage Combat Classes You’ll Want to Check Out” on February 17th, 2015.
  • A short interview February 13th, 2015 for Backstage magazine.
  • A great 7 page article from the December 2014 issue of New Jersey Stage magazine.
  • Leonia Life follow up in December 2014.
  • SUNY Purchase Faculty notes newsletter in October 2014.
  • Interview by about my fights for The Three Musketeers, August 19th, 2013.
  • Great review of the AoC NYC Intensive by Rachel Strayer, July 26th, 2012.
  • “Cinema Quality” review of the fights in The Rover on Culture Mob, July 15th, 2012.
  • Interview for Leonia Life, Feb 10th, 2012
  • Interview for the Purchase College Independent, Feb 9th, 2012.
  • Announcing Leonia Rec classes in Leonia Life, Dec 29th, 2011.
  • A review of the SUNY Purchase Classical Foil & Sabre Invitational tournament in US Combat Sports, March 24th, 2011.
  • In The Epoch Times and for NYU, November 14th, 2010 (I was the Emcee).
  • Pictured in this Black Belt Magazine article, April 23rd, 2010.
  • In USA Today March 13, 2008.
  • In Hudson Reporter April 21, 2008.
  • In University of Minnesota’s Honors News Spring, 2008.