And I still get to take on the winner right?I was going to say 2 belts buts it's really one belt when you think of it. Next is brown then black so 1 belt away. Yea you live super far in north Cali there are some serious good schools. Ryan Gracie, you have Caio Terra's school and Cesar Gracie's as well. Down south Cali you have the more BJJ oriented schools like atos they are pretty much too of the tournament teams list besides alliance and Gracie barra. Yea for sure man we can hit the mats if I make it to north Cali one day. Haha a bonsai patch man that's a good idea I'll get one soon. You should go back and introduce your son to BJJ it makes them learn how take a beating as well as receive one. It's a great way to build confidence so he can use that in other areas of life. Well Mabey next time we can tree hunt.
For a $1000 now a days you don't get much of a black pine. The import laws are worse than before and I remember you can get a nice JBP from Brussels some years ago for like $1400+ now you will be lucky if they sold that same one for $3000. I am looking for big tree with like a 7" base but raw material which is why it's only $1000 and not $5000+. Even raw material I might be short for what I'm looking for to be honest. I have bought recent old yamadori from different collectors and nurseries and they have all been $1300 or better and those $1300 tree would have been about $800 a few years back.If you want to spend 1000 dollar, isnt it better to look for some yamadori?
I dont mean collect yourself but buy from a collector. Could be better in the long run.
Anyway good luck in the BJ contest.
Yep. You'll need to add a few more Benjamins to the budget to get the base your looking for, if you want it to have any taper, movement, and branches down low. I searched for a few months last year to find one similar to what you're describing. They're out there.I am looking for big tree with like a 7" base but raw material which is why it's only $1000 and not $5000+. Even raw material I might be short for what I'm looking for to be honest.