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제목 [남미] Grima

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    2020-12-22
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Name Grima
Alternative Names Colombian fencing, Juego De Machete
Origin Colombia
Main Techniques Weapon-based
Weapons Swords
Purpose of Practice Close Combat
Type of Origination Imported
Degree of Sportification
Yes (Year: )      No
General Information Grima is a Colombian martial art. This fencing style uses a machete but students usually practice with wooden sticks or wooden swords.
History/Development Grima came about during the colonial period of Colombia. It was developed among the Afro-Columbian community.The origin of grima has been strongly debated and no consensus has been reached yet. Some believe it was brought to Colombia by enslaved Africans, others believe it was inspired by European sword-fighting or brought to South America by European soldiers. Further research has yet to shed light on this (Tucker 2017; Desch-Obi 2009: 153).Next to Colombia, Cuba and Haiti (tire machet) also saw a development of machete fighting. Especially the Haitian art of tire machet shares a lot of its techniques with Colombian grima, there is undoubtedly a relation between the two (Desch-Obi 2009: 153).
Transmission
(Policies/institutions)
The art is passed on from master to pupil.
Relevant Organisations
Additional Materials
References - Desch-Obi, T. J. (2009). Peinillas and Popular Participation: Machete fighting in Haiti, Cuba, and Colombia. http://rcientificas.uninorte.edu.co/index.php/memorias/article/viewFile/517/278
- Tucker, A. (2017). “The Deadly Martial Art of the Machete”, Martial Arts Lab. https://martialartslab.com/the-deadly-martial-art-of-the-machete/

*also see tire machèt