Episode 14 — Duels of Passion with Jared Kirby

Posted on June 29, 2021.

Jared Kirby is a classical and historical fencing instructor who has been involved in Combat for Screen & Stage and Western Martial Arts for nearly 25 years. He is the President of Combat Con in Las Vegas, and teaches fencing and stage combat in New York. Jared is a Master of Arms, editor, and fight coordinator who has worked with stars such as Peter Sarsgaard and Cameron Douglas.

Jared joins Jeff Gothelf to talk about his journey, how he found his passion, and the steps he took along the way to become forever employable.

You’ll hear Jared and Jeff Gothelf discuss:

The night that changed Jared’s life.

How Jared combines real technical skill with choreography for the best possible results.

The basic rules of stage fighting.

The four stages to confidence and how mentorship impacts the journey.

Why having a big ego is actually good.

What makes a great teacher.

How Jared is managing the current crisis with the nature of his work.

In the Forever Employable podcast, host Jeff Gothelf shares stimulating, impactful stories and interviews with successful professionals as he prepares to launch his new book. It is his aim to provide listeners with the actionable insights to take them from professionally fit to forever employable. 

Watch the full conversation with Jared and Jeff right here.