There are literally thousands of kinds of Qigong (Ch'i
Kung). Taiji (T'ai Chi) is only one kind. All kinds of
Qigong (Ch'i Kung), including Taiji (T'ai Chi), help an
individual to develop strong and enduring health which is
called big vitality or Tai Qi (T'ai Ch'i). There is a big
difference between Qi and Ji. And there is a big difference
between Ch'i and Chi, even though they all sound
Taiji (T'ai Chi) is one of the longest and most
difficult forms of Qigong (Ch'i Kung). Many forms of Qigong
(Ch'i Kung) are very easy to learn. Taijiquan or T'ai Chi
Ch'uan means Supreme Ultimate Fist or Grand Absolute boxing.
In this solo practice one fights (boxes) with one's ego to
attain the highest refinement of self. In both the West and
in China the ego is like the shadow of one's supreme self.
The Chinese often call Taijiquan shadow boxing. The
individual Taiji practitioner is in a battle with his or her
own shadow, the ego.
Dao Tai Qi (Tao T'ai Ch'i, Wade-Giles) means The Way
of Supreme Energy or The Way of Immense Power, both are
developed through Taiji (T'ai Chi) and other forms of Qigong