（Sports Training Complexity Science Research Center，Yancheng Institute of Technology，Yancheng 224051，China；2.Olympic College，Nanjing Sport Institute，Nanjing 210024，China)
Abstract: The transformation of the first generation of cognitive science from the disembodied paradigm to the embodied paradigm of the second generation of cognitive science aims at emphasizing the importance of the body, the movement and the scenario in the process of cognition, thus triggering a new perspective for sports skill scien-tific research. From the perspective of the second generation of cognitive science, based on the embodied cognition theory, the author carried out an embodied examination on the process of scientific acquisition of sports skills. The results indicate the followings: sports skill learning and formation are embodied, not simple procedures of the brain, but a complex dynamic system, i.e. a dynamic system of the integration of the brain–the body–the environment, having such characteristics as integral, nonlinear, dynamic, emergent and generative etc. In the mean time, some “difficult issues” in the process of sports skill formation can be reinterpreted through the view of embodiment of sports skills, thus expands new approaches to modern sports skill scientific research are expanded.
Key words: sports skill；complex dynamic mode；embodied cognition；the second generation of cognitive science