I have been teaching hokku on the Internet for some thirteen years.
Remember that hokku — or any kind of verse — is only important to the degree that it can help to change your life for the better — make you a better, kinder person and lessen the sense of ego. And remember too that there are more important things in life than writing and discussing verse. As I have said many times, it is far more important to live hokku than to write it. And the basis of hokku is spirituality. If you are not practicing some form of spirituality, some kind of non-dogmatic spiritual development, you are wasting your time.
That is the most important thing I have to teach you.