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:


October 13th, 2019

Getting Bloody

Every October both the big and small screens remind us of how visceral a reaction a well done blood effect can have on your audience. “Getting Bloody” will explore the various types of blood effects as well as how you as the performer can pull them off and really sell that violence.

Click here to check it out and register!

November 3rd, 2019


Get cracking with this introduction course to whip with Guest Instructor Chris Pytlak! This seminar will include an introduction to the history and various types of whips before going into various techniques for beginner and intermediate whip practitioners.

Click here to check it out and register!

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!

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!