A pair of kung fu sisters have given traditional dating the chop - to hold a challenge tournament where only the survivors will get the chance to date them.
Marital arts experts Xiao Lin, 22, and little sister Yin, 21, are to stage a three day fighting festival in Foushan, south east China, where only the toughest suitors stand a chance of getting through.
First contestants must show off their archery skills, then they must carry a heavy weight over sharpened bamboo spears, and finally they have to defeat one of the sisters in full contact combat.
Only then will contestants earn the right to remove the girls' masks and propose to them.
"They can chose open hand or any weapon they wish but we won't be holding back. If they can't beat us they aren't worthy," explained Lin.
"We tried dating agencies but the men we met were all too weak. We could beat them easily," said Yin.
"So we went back to ancient ways called Bi Wu Zhao Qin - which was the way warrior princesses would find their men."
But so far, only a trickle of brave contestants has come forward.
"I'm a very good martial artist - but I think I'd want to see them with the masks off before I decided whether I wanted to fight for them," said one doubtful suitor.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Kung fu sisters challenge suitors to fighting tournament.