This Day in History: 2022-02-28

Physical education not only strengthens the body but also enhances our knowledge. There is a saying: Civilize the mind and make savage the body. This is an apt saying. In order to civilize the mind one must first make savage the body. If the body is made savage, then the civilized mind will follow.  -Mao Tse Tung in 1917, ‘A Study of Physical Education’.  Many aspects of this work support Chinese Martial Art Training.  40 years later, in 1957, the Mao led Communist made martial arts and its culture illegal.

TW Smith