Tai Chi fun – Do You Recognize This?

By on 03/24/2014
tai chi fun

Tai Chi Fun

I think I will make a new category for this video; should I call it Tai Chi WOW or Tai Chi OUCH?

The “about” section of this Youtube video does not tell us much about Master Zhang Sui Sheng Hulei or which posture he is demonstrating here, but it sure is an attention grabber!  As a tai chi beginner myself, I see the obvious similarities to “snake creaps low to the ground” it most certainly is not what I have learned either. Is it a Form of stylistic variation?  Or an exercise practice?

Whatever the case it’s easy even for this beginner to see the talent, coordination and strength needed to accomplish this move.  However it’s still fun to back away and take the whole scene in and chuckle in amazement to this video.  Sit back and enjoy Zhang Sui Sheng Hulei in Barcelona,  year 2010.

I especially love the unintended background sound effects with the car engine starting in perfect synchrony with the movement.

Enjoy this video?  Please consider to LIKE and Share with your friends to let us know.  By the way, can anyone share with us tai chi beginners what the name of this movement is called and/or give us more information on Zhang Sui Sheng Hulei?


  1. Gonçalo Amaral

    02/28/2016 at 3:14 pm

    You can laugh what you want, but let me tell you: if I tried this move, my knees would break. And for him, is just a funny move 🙂

  2. Tom

    11/06/2015 at 6:44 pm

    I have never seen it in Chen style Tai Ji Quan, probably just an exercise to help you in a movement that looks a little like this called Die Cha, best translation into English I can think of is “down fork” but my wife, who is Chinese says it means to do a split, and as usual she is probably correct. It is the 60th movement in the Chen Tai Ji Quan 83 movement style and is not performed to often because it is hard on your knees.

    • Tom

      11/06/2015 at 6:48 pm

      I am back…I showed the video to my wife. She said he is just having fun. When he talks he is saying “do you know” and is referring to his leg being down on the ground.

  3. Sien Long Chong (chen-taiji)

    03/25/2014 at 7:38 am

    HuLei – sudden thunder in Chinese, derived from Chen Taiji. Now almost difficult to find it in China after the Civil War and Cultural Revolution. His name

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