Watch Two Women Perform An Amazingly Fast Wushu Combat Routine

Check out this insane performance at the World Wushu Championships. It might look like one woman is summarily beating the other to a pulp, but it’s actually all part of an intricately choreographed martial arts performance that blends dance and fighting into a beautiful and fantastic spectacle.

Wushu is a type of performance sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. Dual events are called duilian, and the pair spars with or without weapons using pre-choreographed moves. Probably the most famous practitioner is Jet Li, who won the National Wushu Champion of China title five times as a member of the Beijing Wushu Team.

The video came from the 1st China National Wushu Games and it looks extreme.