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History
The grima, Colombian fencing or Colombian machete fencing is a sport and martial art practiced in Colombia.
In the early twentieth century, the Afro-Colombian communities of the Gran Cauca and Tolima were epicenters for esgrima or grima, a martial art utilizing sticks, knives, lances, and particularly the machete. Also known as juego de machete, this dynamic art taught its adepts to defend themselves with extreme corporal dexterity and malicia (cunning). Grima experts passed on this art through formal master and disciple relationships, and often helped to spread important counter-memories of popular participation in the nations conflicts.

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Style
Colombians practiced grima in many styles or juegos. These styles included Sombra Caucana, Palo Negro, Cubano, Español, Frances, Relancino, Venezolano, el Costeño, Sombra Japonés, and many others. Each had slightly different stances, ranges, footwork, tactics, and choreographed sequences. Although not limited exclusivley to blacks, these styles have been a resource for Afro-Colombians in their struggles for honor, both in their communities and in the wider nation.
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