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Tire Machèt

Postby Tyler Brandon » 19 Jul 2014 00:43

I think this is really interesting as a part of the broader HEMA/WMA movement. I across this group called the Haitian Machete Fencing Project through this article. They are trying document and preserve this Haitian art of machete fencing called Tire Machèt (“Pulling Machetes”). It is said to be a mix of traditional African stick fighting and European saber deeply connected to Haitian culture and military history. I'm not sure how distinctive it is from other machete styles and there appears to be a lot of control and ritual involved but is truly functional in battle and self defense. Just thought I would share.
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