Jared Kirby Tells Stories with Violence

November 20, 2017

Jared Kirby is no stranger to a good fight. In a day full of combat lessons, stunt coordination, and fencing practice, Kirby runs from one location to another, all to get in a full day’s worth of fighting. Kirby is an internationally recognized fencing master and has trained actors and martial artists for off-Broadway plays and well-known films and television shows. Violence, he says, is not just a visual effect, but an important storytelling tool and means of character development. Through teaching seminars around the world, coordinating fights on screen, and mentoring up-and-coming fight directors, Kirby has devoted his life to teaching others to see violence as the art that it is.


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