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Congolese Slaves Import Tire Machet

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Congolese Slaves Import Tire Machet

Tire Machèt began as a tribal martial arts skill in the African Congo. When European invaders conquered Haiti, they began importing Congolese slaves, who brought Tire Machèt with them.

The slaves worked on plantations and finally decided to revolt against their masters. They used Tire Machèt as their weapon.

Tire Machèt has endured as a martial art due to the protection it had when Haiti became isolated from the rest of the world. Today, it is a sacred symbol of the Haitian Slave Revolt.

Tags: slavery, Tire Machet, Machette Fencing, Machette Fighting

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