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November 28th, 2020

Jared will be teaching at Saturday Fight Live, an online training day hosted by RC-Annie.

The event will be held 4:45AM to 3:00 PM EST via Zoom. More Info coming soon!

More on RC-Annie:

December 13th, 2020

Introduction to Stage Combat: Unarmed

In a socially distanced world, is unarmed stage combat still possible from a minimum of 6 feet apart? Of course it is!

This class will serve as an introduction to stage & screen fighting, showing actors how to perform and sell their violence, even from a distance. We’ll cover all the punches, kicks, ducks and avoids to get you started in your stage combat training.

For returning students, this is a great opportunity to shake off the rust and work on some challenging choreography.

Registration: $75 if registered before December 1st, $100 after December 1st

For the health and safety of our participants, this event will follow all NYCSS Precautions and Protocols

King’s Blade

Jared and NYCSS have joined King’s Blade (a fantasy pilot by Matt Provencal) as fight choreographers

The project’s GoFundMe can be found here.


Jared provided the Fight Coordination for Mercy, a short film by Megan Mann

Precautions & Protocols

The health and safety of our students and instructors is of the utmost importance to us. Due to the current global pandemic, the following protocols will be in place for all in-person training with Jared Kirby and NYCSS:

*Precautions and Protocols In Place*

The well-being of our students and instructors is our top priority, therefore the following health and safety protocols will be in place:

  • An NYCSS Admin will be taking temperatures at the beginning of every event to allow admittance into the Event.
  • MASKS will be worn at all times indoors & outdoors on the training grounds.
  • Social Distancing Practices will be in place at all times, including breaks (which will be enjoyed outdoors if at all possible).
  • If any participant is feeling ill leading up to or during the event, they will be asked to stay home and will be refunded accordingly (full or partial depending on event participated).
  • NYCSS will CANCEL a workshop at any time if deemed appropriate by the city, state or our own judgement.

In the Event a workshop is cancelled, all participants will receive a full refund

We are closely monitoring the situation and will update these protocols as needed. If you have any questions, email us at

Specialized Weapon Tracks: Longsword, Saber & Fantasy Weapons

Our Pop Culture is filled with fantastical settings that take us all the way from Middle Earth to a galaxy far, far, away. Such vast worlds in our collective imaginations makes it hard to separate the real life weapons and their use from the whirly-twirley moves of fantasy.

This 6-week track will focus on the martial use of weapon for stage and screen combat before shifting towards using the weapon in a fantasy setting. The track will ultimately lead to applying these techniques to the fantasy laser-sword.

These courses will be taught by NYCSS Instructors Tony Mita & Kaitlyn Farley, running for 6 weekly, three hour classes on Saturdays November 7th through December 12th.

Longsword Track (10am to 1pm): Click Here
Saber Track (2pm to 5pm): Click Here

October 26th, 2020

Jared will be doing a lecture for Sonoma State University on “Preventing Moral Harm in Fight Directing for Stage and Screen”. This lecture will delve into the moral obligations of a fight director when choreographing violence on stage or screen. The emphasis is usually placed on keeping the performers safe physically, but it is equally important to take care of them mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We will discuss the kind of detail that goes into being able to speak to performers in a manner that will aid them in protecting themselves while performing horrible acts of violence for the entertainment of others.

The Seminar will be taking place from 3:00-4:00PM EST

This is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required:

November 8th, 2020

NYCSS is hosting a Sunday Seminar on Flexible Weapons!

Rope, chain, scarves, the options are (almost) limitless!

From fantasy fights to improvised weapons, flexible weapon skills prove their use across a variety of genres.  This seminar will serve as an introduction in the use of flexible weapons for stage combat (plus a few cool twirls and tricks).

Check it out and Register Here!

October 3rd & 4th, 2020

A Weekend of Online Stage Combat Courses

Humble Warrior Movement Arts is hosting a second weekend of Online Stage Combat Courses. The weekend will include “Food for Thought” lectures, “On Your Feet” active classes and small group “Close Encounter” seminars.

The weekend will be a collaboration of several different topics and instructors, and Jared will be giving a lecture on Performing Shakespeare’s Violence.

Take a Look and Register Here!

NYCSS Weapon Courses

We are excited to offer this outdoor training opportunity for students of all experience levels so you can pick up a new weapon or use this chance to shake off the rust and get back to fighting.

We are currently offering two six-week weapon courses. Each course is made up of a weekly three hour class. That’s 18 hours of training!

Rapier Course (Wednesdays 9/9 thru 10/14) – Check it Out Here
Saber Course (Saturdays 9/12 thru 10/17) – Check it Out Here

At this time NYCSS is planning on hosting all classes outdoors. In the event we have to cancel a class due to inclement weather, the two weeks following each course will be reserved as rain dates to make up classes. Due to the nature of this course, a minimum number of participants will be required for the course to be held.

**All courses will adhere to NYCSS Precautions & Protocols for In-Person Training**