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.