The action-packed summer blockbusters are coming soon, but who needs action movies when you have these real-life Chinese soldiers? More often than not, stunt doubles are doing everything dangerous for the stars, but not for these Chinese soldiers. They will jump through flaming hoops to get ready for war.

Mohe, Heilongjiang has a military exercise site where Chinese soldiers train hard to prepare for the worst. A photographer captured the heart-stopping leaps of faith that soldiers take to overcome any anxiety in a possible fight to the death.