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Haitian Machete Fencing martial art

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Haitian Machete Fencing martial art

Combining fencing techniques from French colonists and African stick fighting here is the martial art or Tire Machèt

Using one of the most valuable tools of the colonial sugar trade, Haitians who brought about the first successful slave revolt in 1971, turned their machetes into weapons and forged a style of martial art they dubbed Tire Machet (pulling machetes). Today, "Papa Machete", a short film that aims to tell this story, was written by local Jason Fitzroy Jeffers. The style of fighting is said to have borrowed from the techniques of French fencing, proto-capoeira, and African stick fighting. The success of the weapon and technique was proven against the French, as it works well in large combat situations.

Tags: Sport, Tire Machet, Martial Art, Machete Fencing

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