Dr Paul Lam
Qi has many meanings in Chinese; the most common one is air. In the context of Tai Chi it means the internal energy. Quan literally means a fist, when it is used after any name it becomes a martial art style. For example Tai Ji Quan (the pin yin spelling for Tai Chi); Ba Gua Quan and XingYi Quan, the later two are famous internal martial styles. This article will discuss what are Qi and Quan, their connections and how to improve Qi to enable your Quan to reach a higher level.
Qi and Quan