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.