I'm a novice martial arts exponent and I'm learning hand and leg techniques so I am knowledgeable enough to learn a weapon. Particularly the sword. I'm interested to know the different styles of sword fighting there are. All I know is the Chinese Tai chi that I heard to be focused on dexterity and adaptable to to any situation. The Japanese style in regards to samurai that focus on speed, power and execution. I would like some opinions and comparisons of the styles because it will help me make a decision to choose the style I will study. But I know there are a lot of practioners out there that are biased and therefore will give me an inaccurate opinion. I feel if someone is to give a weakness of a style at least say a strength of it. Your help is much appreciated to me.