Hi all. What is the best way to go about learning Tai Chi for people who have no teachers around for miles. Please donot tell me I need a teacher. I know this already but unless you're willing to pay for my lessons, I'm practically lost b/c I can't afford it. The lessons weren't handed down by the Gods to one man. They came from the creativity of men. Meaning other men are capable of imitating them (Quite well) if they are dedicated enough. Yes, a teacher will help you learn things which it will take years to learn on your own but right now on my own is my only option. Yes, teachers insure the successful learning of the art so that it may be passed down correctly to future students. I respect that system but I don't have the luxury of using it b/c it's extremely commercial driven (which has a way of chiping away at the culture of it anyways). Now that I've basically commited blasphemy against the Tai Chi gods (every time I suggest learning on my own it seems to upset people like crazy) I'm interested in learning the Yang long form and a sword fighting form. I was wondering if someone could give me a list of valid sword fighting forms also. I used to be very intuitive and I am still somewhat of a private person. I like learning on my own and I have taken down professional fighters before with nothing but intuition. Now I'm having trouble finding myself in life and I need a hobby. The problem is, the one hobby I want to learn I can't pay for. So I thank you guys for all your help.