The Way of the Closed Fist is a philosophy within the Jade Empire which points are awarded each time the player follows the Closed Fist dialogue responses.
JADE EMPIRE (Xbox) THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT GUIDE Game: Jade Empire . When speaking of Open Palm or Closed Fist as a character . and dialogue options suggest Li taught you the Way of the Closed Fist.
Jade Empire: Special Edition You can't convert a follower to the Way of the Closed Fist if you are playing as a follower of the Way of the Open Palm. The follower dialogues however are usually abut the actual philosophy.