Hello, I have been studying MA for a little over six months. I can't seem to get enough of it. So to satisfy my hunger for learning I have decide to try and learn how to use a sword. But here is where the problem lies, there is not a kendo or iaido dojo in my area (theres not much in my area). So I was hoping to talk to someone who knows these arts so maybe they could answer my questions. First off, seeing as I have no teacher, are there videos or books that are good. I realize that this isn't the best way to learn, but considering that there's not many other options I will probably try. Also when buying a sword what should I look for to make sure that what I'm buying is quality. Is there any way to determine a certain length I need? And finally if I buy a sword I will also probably buy matainence equipment too. What would you recommend I get? Thanx