Category Archives: Projects

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

June 14th, 2020

That’s My Knife!

Few fights are more exhilarating to perform than a knife fight! Unless, of course, you’re not the one with the knife. This special seminar will focus on unarmed techniques versus an armed adversary, eventually moving on to see exactly how many ways you can go about taking that knife away from them.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)

TIME: Noon – 4pm

PRICE: If Registered by June 1st – $75
If Registered After June 1st – $100

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July 26th, 2020

NYCSS is Thrilled to Have Stunt Performer Simone Belli from Milan, Italy for this Special Seminar!

Take Downs with Simone Belli
(Open to ALL)

Haven’t you wanted to do the takedowns from your favorite Action movie? How many times have you been told to yourself … “if only I could do it myself?” It’s time to take the first step towards that goal!   What is a Takedown? A takedown is a technique that involves taking an opponent off-balance and bringing them to the ground (typically with the attacker landing on top). Takedowns are usually distinguished from throws by the forward motion and target of advancement (typically the legs). The techniques of movement control and techniques of BJJ, Grappling and Wrestling.

ACROfight Lab
(Must be Approved to Participate)

Fight like the superheroes do!

Access to the ADVANCED course is supervised by Jared Kirby. Write to him at for approval. Include your training background and any previous experience.

This Advanced 3 hour seminar will include:
– warm up
– pre workout
– acrobatic work
– aerial work
– acrobalance work

This ADVANCED course is recommended for professionals, advanced actor/combatants, or actors with great body perception, circus skills, acrobats or gymnasts!

For all info write to:


Where: TBA
When: TBA

Cost: TBA

More Information Coming Soon!

Simone Belli: A bit about our Guest Instructor

Simone Belli is a stunt performer and national manager on stage combat in FISAC (Italian Federation of Acrobatic & Choreoghraphed Sport) and Fight Choreographer. He regularly teaches stage combat for D-UNIT in Milan, Centro Teatro Attivo in Milan, Binario7 in Monza, Teatri Possibili, the Civic Academy of Dramatic Art “Nico Pepe” in Udine (where he received his diploma in theater in 2011), the MAT in Switzerland, and Independent Drama in London (where he teaches and trains his specialty: “takedowns”).

He constantly trains in BJJ, Krav Maga, Grappling, Stunts and Stage fight (following his Mentor Jared Kirby). Simone met Jared once in NYC and he changed Simone’s mode of thinking and what he was doing in a new, much better way. He works a lot in Milano and his own mode of teaching safe “takedowns” is growing.

Simone is certified in High Risk Firefighting, First Aid, PLE, Module A., PDI 3 cat., IRATA first level and BLSD and is a federal instructor of Krav Maga for Ares Defense Evolution, Tactical operator TAC1-2 and operator for Survival Military. He collaborates with theaters, television and film productions, with the utmost respect for safety regulations, dedicating the maximum of passion and professionalism.

July 30th – August 2nd, 2020

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.

Holiday Fight Party- December 1st, 2019

Holiday Fight Party

In the spirit of the Holidays, all Fight peeps will come together to mix, mingle and fight! Bring your friends and loved ones to the Public Party where we’ll enjoy some snacks and hang out from 7-9pm

Public Party

All fighters near & far, friends, loved ones and even frenemies can join us for free at 7pm. We will be screening a selection of Fight Shorts that NYCSS has done in 2019, hang out, nibble on snacks and mix & mingle. RSVP to required by November 27th.

WHERE: Westbeth Community Room: 55 Bethune St. NYC
WHEN: December 1st from 7-9pm

(Re)Constructing a Fight

Before the party, we’ll take a look at reconstructing a memorable fight from film or TV. Have a favorite? Well now may just be your chance to be in it! The goal will be to create an almost shot-for-shot remake of that fight.

This advanced special session is from 5-7pm and requires prior training with Jared or the NYCSS (or permission for those who have fight experience).

WHERE: Westbeth Community Room: 55 Bethune St. NYC
WHEN: December 1st from 5-7pm
PRICE: $30 [simpay id=”4226″]


November 3rd, 2019- Whip Seminar

Whip with Chris Pytlak

Learn the art of whip from Chris Pytlak! This workshop will begin with a quick history and introduction to different types of whips. Next you will learn standard whip cracks and after that, take them into a little performance. You will learn the skills and techniques for beginning and intermediate whip practitioners.

Please wear comfortable clothes with long sleeves and pants. Safety goggles and whips will be provided, but a hat that covers your ears is recommend along with ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)
TIME:  12:00pm- 4:00pm

If registered before November 1st: $75.00

If registered after November 1st: $100.00