Jared Kirby has been involved in Combat for Stage & Screen & Western Martial Arts for twenty years. He teaches in New York City (and the metro area) and has choreographed fights Off-Broadway, Nationally, in London and Sydney.
Jared is a Fight Director with the Art of Combat merging his passion for historical fencing and his love of combat for stage and screen which he teaches Friday nights in NYC (for more details go to nycstagecombat.com). He teaches stage combat for the prestigious Tom Todoroff Conservatory as well as fencing and stage combat at SUNY Purchase. He is a Provost of Arms (assistant master) with the Martinez Academy of Arms in New York City.
He teaches a variety of workshops across the US and around the world including Canada, England, Scotland, Finland, Italy and Australia. He has taught at the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC), Rapier Camp and the Western Washington WMA Workshop.
Mr. Kirby coordinates the annual AOC NYC Stage & Screen Intensive in New York City. For one intensive week, this workshop brings together participants from all over the US and abroad to train in the skills needed to create extraordinary fights for stage and screen. Mr. Kirby is also the president of Combat Con in Las Vegas. This event will bring together martial arts classes with a FanCon to serve as a national platform for Western Martial Arts. Come celebrate martial arts in popular culture!
Jared has worked with Hudson warehouse for over half a decade on production such as Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Cyrano, Romeo & Juliet, Merry Wives, Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, Richard III, The Rover, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), King Lear, and The Three Musketeers. Other memorable Fight Directing credits include Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Hamlet for the New Vic Theatre of London and an episode of The Dating Story for TLC. For a full list of credits visit http://www.jaredkirby.com
Mr. Kirby is the editor and one of the translators of “Italian Rapier Combat,” the first complete, professional translation of Capo Ferro. He second book was “The School of Fencing,” by Domenico Angelo, annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez for which he was the editor and wrote the introduction. His third book, "The Gentleman's Guide to Duelling" was released in February 2014. For more information, see Martinez Academy of Arms or Amazon.com.