Category Archives: Projects

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

Actor Pro Expo NYC October 26th, 2019

I will have a table set up at Actors Pro Expo so by and visit on October 26th!

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.


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!

October 13th, 2019

Getting Bloody

This master class will cover Blood Effects and how they 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
-If time allows, we will discuss rigging blood for arterial sprays.

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 your home made blood to pack up and Get Bloody!

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

If registered before October 1st: $75.00 [stripe name=”Jared Kirby” description=”BloodEarly”  amount=”7500″]

If registered after October 1st: $100.00 [stripe name=”Jared Kirby” description=”BloodLate”  amount=”10000″]

September 8th, 2019

Broom vs Crutch | Tripod & Hanger | Aussie Flag vs Belt | Pool Noodle vs. Bathrobe

Anything is a Weapon!

Many moments of violence for stage and screen have no “weapons.” That said, a book, a towel, a broom or a pillow cushion can be used in a violent manner which will enhance the story being told. Knowing how to do this well can greatly enhance the realism in a scene (or sometimes the hilarity!).

This course will start with fundamental training for Stage & Screen Combat. After understanding the key elements of safety, distance and angles participants will work a little knife to practice cutting and thrusting before moving into how to make anything into a weapon. After learning a few rules, we will choreograph short scenes and explore all the fun, exciting and unique ways that something like a banana can defend against a remote control!

Please bring along an item or two that you’d like to explore the possibilities with.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)
TIME: 4:00pm- 8:00pm

If registered before September 1st: $75.00 [stripe name=”Jared Kirby” description=”Anythingisaweaponearly”  amount=”7500″]

If registered after September 1st: $100.00 [stripe name=”Jared Kirby” description=”Anythingisaweaponlate”  amount=”10000″]

August 1st- 25th

NYCSS has provided fight Choreography for Hudson Warehouse’s production of Merry Wives of Windsor in Riverside Park.

August 11th, 2019

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.


This 3 hour seminar will include
– warm up
– pre workout
– Takedowns
– Fight Choreography
For all info write to:
“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.”
–Bob Proctor —


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: Alchemical Studios (Studio C), 104 West 14th Street, 3rd floor
When: Take Downs- 11am to 2pm
ACRO- fight Lab- 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Cost: Each seminar is $120 or $180 for both. NYCSS students and AoC members will be $100 each or $150 both.

All payments can be made via paypal to Cash payments on the day of class will also be accepted. Email us at to reserve your spot.

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.

August 1st-4th, 2019


There’s no place in the world like it!

Welcome to CombatCon™, the world’s only convention fueled by real martial artists, stage combatants, stunt professionals, experts in tactical combat and personal protection, and professional authors. Take classes, attend panels and presentations, watch demonstrations, fight in or watch Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) tournaments, peruse our Vendors, participate in thematic programming in our Experience Hall, party the night away at our Time Traveler’s Ball, show off your fabulous cosplay and enter our costume contest, and have yourself an incredible time. There’s no other convention like this on the planet, and you simply can’t afford to miss it. Join us at CombatCon™, and celebrate Martial Arts in Popular Culture.

July 28th, 2019

Fantasy and Flexible Weapons with Kyle Rowling

On July 28th, NYCSS is psyched to offer not one but TWO special Sunday Seminars taught by guest instructor Kyle Rowling!

Fantasy Sword-work

The fantasy sword fight has become a staple pop culture. Characters use unique or even outlandish weapons as they whirl, twirl and defy the laws of physics. But how do we, as actors and fighters, pull off those feats on swordsmanship on set?

This class will focus on taking those weapons and looking at techniques and tricks to use within rules of the fantasy setting throuh Kyle’s wealth of knowledge and unique experience in the subject.

Chain and flexible weapons

The idea of skillfully wielding a length of chain as a weapon in a choreographed fight can be both exceedingly daunting and incredibly exciting at the same time, making it an amazing focus for our second class!

This seminar will focus on building the basic skills required to use a variety of flexible weapons such as a length of chain.

Where: Both seminars will happen at Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal)
When: Fantasy Weapons 12:00 – 3:00pm
Flexible Weapons 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Fantasy Weapons Class
– $100 if registered before July 1st
– $125 if registered after July 1st

Felxible Weapons Class
-$100 if registered before July 1st
-$125 if registered after July 1st

All Day! Both classes for one price!
-$175 if registered before July 1st
-$225 if registered after July 1st

All payments can be made via paypal to Cash payments on the day of class will also be accepted. Email us at to reserve your spot.

Guest Instructor: Kyle Rowling

Kyle is a seasoned actor, director and certified Fight Master with a very specialized and extensive skill set with decades of on-set experience. As the Director of The Action Acting Academy, the President of The Australian Stage Combat Association, and the Vice President of The Art of Combat International, he is dedicated to the continued growth and evolution of the art of Stage Combat worldwide.

Kyle has worked in film, television and theatre productions as both an actor and Fight Director. In theatre he has hundreds of credits. In film he was the Assistant Sword Master for Star Wars: Episode’s 2 & 3, and during that time his duties included training actors including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiansen, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Lee. He was also Christopher Lee’s fight double for both films as well as the movement and fight double for General Grievous.

As an actor, Kyle has worked for many independent theatre companies in Sydney and overseas, including several times for Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, and Opera Australia. He is one of the founding directors of the Sydney Shakespeare company Bard on the Beach, and he has performed on Australian television and also starred in the Starz production Spartacus: Blood & Sand.