International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention
Jared Kirby Martinez Academy of Arms
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. As a stage combat artist he has worked with several organizations and taken certification tests with the BADC and SAFD. Ultimately, Jared found his home with the Art of Combat which merged his passion for historical fencing with his love of combat for stage and screen. As a historical/classical fencing instructor he has trained at the Martinez Academy of Arms for ten years and is an Instructor of Spanish and Italian Rapier as well as French foil.
He is currently the fencing instructor at SUNY Purchase and also teaches in New York City. 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 and annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez. For more information, see Martinez Academy of Arms or Amazon.com.
He is the co-coordinator of the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention in Detroit, MI. This workshop, created in 2000, brings together the finest instructors from around the world for one of the largest annual Western Martial Arts workshops. Jared is also a member of the Association for Historical Fencing.