Tire Machet an Effective Weapon for Haitian Slaves
The Créole martial arts form, Tire Machèt, has its roots in African tribal traditions. Brought to Haiti by Congolese slaves, it gained ascendency during a period of isolation Haiti endured from the rest of the world.
Prior to the Haitian Slave Revolt, Tire Machèt became weaponry for rebels to destroy their masters' plantations. The Haitian Army adopted Tire Machèt as part of its training and it has evolved to become a modern martial arts skill imbued with sacredness.