I don't practice Tai Chi myself, but I bought this sword for a good friend who has practiced for years. She seems quite happy with it. The balance is quite nice, the handle is comfortable, durable, and easy to hold, and the blade itself is nice and springy. If you are looking for a blade to cut with, this is not it. It could be used to thrust, but there are better live combat swords out there. For daily practice, however, this is a very good choice.
Reviewed by: Adam from Hawaii.