The Taiji Sword serves as a channel for the spirit of the root of our school of Taijiquan. Many masters have said that a frequently handled weapon takes on the soul of its master. This is why one always asks permission to borrow someone else`s sword with the deepest respect.
Your sword is an extension of yourself and an intimate partner. Not just a tool, and you should respect it as such.
Become familiar and comfortable with your sword and clarity of will is achieved. The sword has the element of water as its mentor and is the ultimate expression of “softness is stronger than hardness”.