Anima Sana in Corpore Sano - "ASICS"




ASICS Ltd. was founded as Onitsuka Co. in 1949.

A couple of years later, 1977 the Japanese manufacturer of athletic footwear changed his name into “ASICS”, an acronym of “anima sana in corpore sano”.

ASICS  – Anima sana in corpore sano



ASICS Anima sana in corpore sano


Anima sana in corpore sano:

A healthy mind in a healthy body (Latin proverb)

This is a variation of a quote of Juvenal:

“Mens sana in corpore sano”  (A healthy mind in a healthy body)




Sport in ancient times:


Discus Throw:

In ancient Greece at public games (including Olympic games), athletes were γυμνοί (“gymnoi”, naked) in several sport disciplines.

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