Papa Machete is a short documentary film about Professor Avril's life and practice. It was an official selection at both TIFF 2014 and Sundance 2015, winner of Best Documentary at the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival, and Best Documentary Short at the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

 


Below is a library of rough-cut training videos from our YouTube channel.

Mike training Mike G with sticks ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
02:08
Roland training Civil with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
02:43
Mike training Lucas with sticks ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
03:42
Roland training Lucas with sticks ~ Haitian Machete Fencing  (Summer 2021)
01:54
Roland training Tobias with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2018)
05:36
Mike training Tobias with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2018)
02:58
Vladimir & Frandi demonstrating "Basilik style" ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
01:30
Roland training Malo with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
02:34
Roland & Vladimir training with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2021)
02:54
Wisler and Mike training together ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
04:21
From the vault: Professor Avril training Mike ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (2009)
04:50
Jean-Paul training his sister Nadja with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
03:30
From the vault: Oben training Mike ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (2009)
05:33
Jean-Paul training with Wisler ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2018)
08:43
Roland and Mike transition to sparring ~ Haitian Machete Fencing
04:53
Haitian Machete Fencing: Mike illustrates the hanging guard with Da'Mon
04:07
Haitian Machete Fencing: Mike illustrates "foreshortening" while taking hits from Gina
02:30
A Lesson from Fredo Avril ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
12:09
Maiken and Jean-Paul training with Mike ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
08:26
Roland training Anna with sticks and blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
04:23
Roland training Mike with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
06:12
Roland training Mike with sticks ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2015)
06:02
From the vault: Good vibes with Roland and Mike ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (2013)
20:25
Professor Avril training Mike with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (Summer 2012)
12:11
Professor Avril training his son Roland with sticks ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (December 2011)
02:59
A lesson from Immacula Pièrre ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (January 2012)
05:28
Training with students of other styles ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (January 2012)
08:00
Training with students of Professor Avril ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (January 2012)
13:33
Professor Avril training Mike with blades ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (January 2012)
08:13
Roland, Oben and Jean-Paul taking hits from Professor Avril ~ Haitian Machete Fencing (June 2009)
06:53