|（School of Vocational Education，South China Normal University，Nanhai 528225，China)
Abstract: Extreme sports activities are also called as “extreme sports”; they are sports events emerging in the 20th century. Extreme sports are quite dangerous, but people have been enjoying them tirelessly. The reasons for this in-clude the producing of youth rebellion culture, the changing of mainstream culture, human individuals’ nature to seek adventure, to return to nature and to pursue fashion, as well as human beings’ need for experiencing success and making self breakthroughs, which make people devote themselves to such sports. Extreme sports can provide individual participants with the awareness of creation, exceeding and competition, the feel to return to and integrate with nature, and identity recognition; they also have powerful educational functions, and they have boosted the de-veloping and changing of mainstream culture, embodied the exceeding, competition and creation spirit of sports.
Key words: sports culture；extreme sports activity；emerging sports