There are many different types of qi gong with hundreds of styles and 5 major schools of tai chi with many variations within each. Tai chi and qi gong are two very different disciplines. It’s like comparing dance with aerobics. Both involve movement coordinated with music and are good exercises for the body, however their intent is very different. Tai chi and qi gong also appear similar because they involve slow movements and provide a host of health benefits, but their intent is different.