Nobody is mocking you, although CXT was pretty emphatic about reiterating one of the points mentioned in the rules for the forum.
You can learn about martial arts from books, but you cannot learn martial arts from books. A book can never teach you timing, although it can describe the idea. A book can never make corrections. Technical pieces are used by the practitioners of an art to give a little deeper understanding of key principles, or as aids to memory. Without a deep understanding of the fundamentals, much of what is written will be meaningless or will be misleading. Especially if it has been translated by someone who may or may not understand the nuances of the language and the art in question.
You can learn more in an hour under the supervision of a qualified instructor than you can in a lifetime of studying from a book.
Anyway, this is a VERY widely held opinion. Feel free to check any of the other Budo forums. On this forum, it is not a topic open to debate. It is generally accepted fact and laid out in the forum rules.
Now with that out of the way. Seems I recall there are some very good training oppurtunities available in NK. Is Skoss out there somewhere?
I found this thread on Sword Forum International. It lists 6 different dojos at least.http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8034&highlight=koryu+New+Jersey