Even though this exercise DVD is very basic, it allows easily follow along, and sometimes the basics is all one needs to improve health and balance. I'm not sure about the Tai Chi part. I've done Tai Chi in the past and find it to be a wonderful exercise for the mind and the body, and don't understand why it isn't more popular. Maybe it's harder to learn, but there's great benefits to Tai Chi. My only concern is that learning the very basic moves Jane Adams is giving us, might confuse the learning of the whole moves of regular Tai Chi, but I'm trying to keep an open mind on that. If you never care about advancing in level of Tai Chi, then there's no worries on that. I also find the DVD very easy in access to the parts. It's one of the best basic balance and strength exercise DVD's I've ever seen, and yet, not so basic that anyone would get something from it.