Jared Kirby has been involved in Western Martial Arts and Combat for Stage & Screen for over fifteen years. He has trained across the US and Europe with some of the finest instructors in this Art. He is currently the fencing instructor at SUNY Purchase and also teaches in New York City at the Martinez Academy of Arms where he is an Instructor of Spanish and Italian Rapier as well as French foil. Jared has taught a variety of workshops across the US and around the world including Canada, England, Scotland, Finland and Italy. 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 just to name a few.
Jared is the editor and one of the translators of “Italian Rapier Combat”, the first complete, professional translation of Capo Ferro. He is also the editor and wrote the introduction for “The School of Fencing” by Domenico Angelo.
BA in Theatre 1998 from U of MN
Instructor - Martinez Academy of Arms.
Fight Director - Art of Combat Inc.
Areas of expertise:
Historical/Classical Fencing. Combat for Stage and Screen.
Italian, French and Spanish fencing history.