Sunday Seminars Series

This series is designed to provide intensive four-hour training sessions for Stage & Screen Combat. The subject matter will vary from month to month. Sometimes we will train in the use of specific weapons. Other times the sessions will cover acting-based topics as they specifically relate to violence on stage or screen.

A minimum number of participants is required to make certain the seminar happens so make sure to sign up early.  You must register by the end of the preceding month for the discounted price.

WHERE: will vary but typically at:
-Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Ave. NYC or 353 W. 48th Studios
TIME: 4 hour blocks (typically in the afternoon, sometimes evening).
COST: Typically $75 (late registration $100) but special seminars will have varying cost.

New Package Deals on Sunday Seminars!

NYCSS is happy to announce our new Package sets on our Sunday Seminars!  This four seminar set allows you to plan ahead, choose the seminars you wish to attend and save a little money all at the same time.


  • Price: $225 for a set of 4 (you save between $75-$175)
  • Set must be used within 8 months of purchase
  • Good for any Sunday Seminar taught by Jared Kirby, or an NYCSS Instructor!

*There may be an additional charge for seminars taught by guest instructors. You will only be responsible for the amount over $75 in early reg and $100 in lat reg. For example, if the seminar is $125 in early reg then you will only need to pay $50 to participate

To sign up: $225.00:


December 1st, 2019

Holiday Fight Party!

In the spirit of the Holidays, all NYCSS current and past students will come together to mix, mingle and fight! Bring your friends and loved ones to the second half where we’ll enjoy some snacks and hang out.

Click here to check it out, more details coming soon!

Remember, if there is specific training you are looking for please let me know and we may be able to arrange a Sunday Seminar on it!

Upcoming 2020 Seminars:

January 19th, 2020

More Information Coming Soon!

February 16th, 2020

Unarmed for Stage & Screen: Basic and Advanced

This seminar will be the perfect introduction for Fighting for Film or Stage as well as an opportunity for past students to work on Advanced Choreography for a live performance and for film.

Check it out here!

March 15th, 2020

Bar Fights and Breakaways

More Information coming soon!

April 19th, 2020

More Information coming soon!

May 3rd, 2020

Fantastical Longsword

Our Pop Culture is filled with fantastical worlds that take us all the way from Middle Earth to a galaxy far, far, away. Come on in on May 3rd and learn some actual Historical German longsword technique! Afterwards, we’ll work on applying those techniques and adapting them to the rules of the fantastical worlds we love to portray!

Check it out here!

Past Seminars Include:

Camera Awareness in Fights
Tactical Training for Actors
Rhythm of the Fight
Stage & Screen Fighting
Flexibility in Film Fighting
Found Weapons Made Easy
Acting the Fight
Italian Rapier (Rapier & Dagger) for Stage & Screen
Bond or Bowie?
Swashbuckling Sword Feats
Killing, Death & Consequences
Getting Bloody
Stunts for Women (and Men are welcome too)
Anything is a Weapon
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Acting the Fight and “Selling It”
Cops & Robbers
Realism in Your Knife Fight Choreography
Holiday Fight Gathering: Choose your Weapon
All About The Music!