And despite being born with no legs the 30-year-old former shoeshine boy from Shidao County, Dengfeng, Henan Province, China now makes a living as a fully-fledged acrobatic street performer.
Lv entertains hundreds of locals and tourists every day with his act which includes handstands, snake charming and even fire-breathing.
And he travels to bigger cities to build his audience.
He says his ambition now is to appear on TV but added: “I love acrobatics, and I feel happy when doing it.
“My health is not so good these days, and the cities are getting stricter with street performers. But I will carry on for as long as I can.”