Well I didn't mean the difficult part was to learn a good number of forms. As for the weaponless, the style I am learning basically only has the 108 form (of which I only know the first part - 72) - just to clarify. To understand the basics is one thing, to do them well, at least for me, is a whole other beast. "Movement, balance, and breathing." Well, it sounds easy, and sure, everyone can do that to a degree. But to be honest, I find all three hard to do well in the Taiji way But I do not mind that. On the contrary, it means I have lots to work and I am happy with any progress I am making. Furthermore, it means, Taiji will keep me busy for years to come, if I stick with it Then again, it's just me... (and yeah, I don't deny my body framing isn't the best - haven't done wrestling).