Chinese civilization has a long history and sports represents a long and enduring strand within this. The earliest Chinese sports were developed from pre-existing practices that were aimed at self-defense. In order to improve their ability to fight against nature, people consciously practiced walking, running, jumping and casting. They can be said to have belonged to the early stages of human civilization and are thus replete with primitive and mysterious color, usually blending together religion, worship and labor activities. The diligence and wisdom, not to mention the great creativity and imagination, of the people is disclosed through sport.