|（1.Shanxi Sports Vocational School，Taiyuan 030000，China；2.Research Centre for School of Physical Education and Competitive Sports Ethics Development，Shanxi Normal University，Linfen 041000，China)
Abstract: Ancient wrestling governance in China was affected quite profoundly by traditional ethics. In the Hanyuandi dynasty, the wrestling ban was issued under the influence of such a political ethic as “the interaction between heaven and man”; in the Sui and Tang dynasties, the wrestling performance ban was closely related to such ethics as “forbidding physical contact between men and women”, “advocating thrift and suppressing luxury”, “harming ethos hurting politics” held by the Confucianists; the Song dynasty was the prosperous development pe-riod of folk wrestling, however, with the increase of wrestling injury, which contradicted such a parent respecting ethic as “the body should be cherished because it came from the parents” advocated by the Confucianists, the wres-tling ban was then issued; in the Jin and Yuan dynasties, under the influence of such an ethic view as “ethnic group hierarchy” held by the grassland nation, folk wrestling was suppressed quite seriously, which caused the gradual declination of wrestling in the Han region. Returning to and establishing the cultural attribute of competitive sports should be the inevitable way to modernization for competitive sports governance.
Key words: traditional national sports；ancient wrestling；traditional ethics；competitive sports governance；confucianism