The dragon dance was started by the Chinese who had shown great belief and respect towards the dragon. The dragon is an important symbol of Chinese culture and tradition. The dragon dance has spread beyond China to the whole world. It has become a special performance of arts in Chinese physical activities. It symbolises good luck and prosperity in the year to come for all the human beings on Earth. According to ancient history, during the period of Chun Chiu, the learning of Chinese Martial Arts was very popular and in students' spare time, the dragon dance was also being taught to provide more encouragement. From its origins in combining stylised depictions of natural animals, the Chinese dragon evolved to become a mythical creature in Chinese culture. Its physical form is a combination of many animals, including the horns of a stag, ears of a bull, eyes of a rabbit, claws of a tiger and the scales of a fish, all on a long serpent's body. With these traits, it was believed that dragons were amphibious with the ability to move on land, fly through the air and swim in the sea. The emperors of ancient China considered themselves to be dragons. The dragon is also the emblem of Imperial Authority. It symbolises natural power, goodness, fertility, and dignity.