How Tai Chi Zero’s Hero became an world champ

Playing “The Freak” in Tai Chi 0(zero, not oh), Yuan Xiaochao is a martial arts master in real life. The multiple world champion is still on the national martial arts team, with a focus on the changquan, or the long fist.  Yuan comes from Shandong Yuncheng, one of the most prominent martial arts centers in China and the hometown of Song Jiang and a majority of his  Outlaws of the Marshes.

Watch his gorgeous performance below at the Beijing Olympics (performance event). Can you catch which former changquan world champion and current international star is watching?