The ultimate aim of Shaolin Kung Fu is to achieve enlightenment, and the ultimate aim of Taijiquan is to return to the void. The two aims are the same thing.
Zen mindset is like the Yin Yang notion, understand this and achieve mindulfulness. Emptiness of non-emptiness, Stillness thru movement, Hold to the being but keep the non-being.The original polarity is that of being and non-being, and it will be found to interplay throughout the world, with non-being (emptiness, what is not) having as much significance as does being (the fullness of things, what is). T'ai chi / taiji is thus symbolically represented by a state between wuji and the polar "yin and yang", not by the actual yin and yang symbol, as is frequently misinterpreted. The combination of the term taiji and quan ("fist"), produces the martial art's name taijiquan or "taiji fist", showing the close link and use of the taiji concept in the martial art. Taijiquan does not directly refer to the use of qi as is commonly assumed. The practice of taijiquan is meant to be in harmony with taiji philosophy, utilising and manipulating qi via taiji, to produce great effect with minimal effort.