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A Machete Martial Arts Master Shares His Secrets | Short Film Showcase

A Machete Martial Arts Master Shares His Secrets | Short Film Showcase



In Haiti, the machete is both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival. This dichotomy is especially true for Alfred Avril, a master machete fencer and subsistence farmer. The traditional art of machete fencing can be traced back to the Haitian Revolution. With fewer guns than the soldiers they were battling, many slaves fought with the machetes they had used to toil the sugarcane fields. In this short film from Third Horizon, Avril shares his mysterious craft as well as the practical and spiritual value of the machete throughout Haitian history.
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23 comments

  1. I wonder if Jason Voorhees knows this stuff

  2. That arts practice in south fron bahia,brazil with machete in cocoa farms hard black men's.too

  3. This is like kids sword fighting with sticks, only more dangerous. Anyone proficient at any sword style would totally school them.

  4. Don't let France people see that again 💔

  5. France people not gonna like those move

  6. Great visuals but the translations are off

    I'm Ayitian

  7. Big respect for haitian my country

  8. i love my country 🇭🇹

  9. Hes the drunken master of machete.

  10. arestatyon chef fan bad polat

  11. This can't be real you would be killed in a real fight with a long blades .

  12. Tengo una glock puedo jugar

  13. Wakanda still exist in this world?

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