#a_veterans_life

MOST RECENT

#Repost @parscalephoto visit www.parscalephoto.com the full series will be available soon. ・・・
Choosing the right #lighting to fit the mood/feel that also compliments the subject. Telling a #story through a single #image
#myportraitseries
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @a_veterans_life
・・・
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu of @ronintactics for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

"The Art of War" Much thanks to my friend @davewulff at "Tattoo Demon" located in Colorado Springs, CO. for the ink and deep conversations. #ronintactics #RedDragon #budo #bushido #tulam #Repost @a_veterans_life
・・・
What's the significance of your tattoo-Bushido? -"Art of War" - "Tattooing in general has a place in Japanese culture from as early as pre-historic times. Warriors believed by tattooing images of past warriors on their backs; they were able to encompass fragments of the Warriors identity for themselves. Many will find tattooing is very much accepted within the warrior culture." ~Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @a_veterans_life www.parscalephoto.com
・・・
The significance to your tattoo Bushido? -"Art of War" - "Tattooing in general has a place in Japanese culture from as early as pre-historic times. Warriors believed by tattooing images of past warriors on their backs; they were able to encompass fragments of the Warriors identity for themselves. Many will find tattooing is very much accepted within the warrior culture." ~Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

The significance to your tattoo Bushido? -"Art of War" - "Tattooing in general has a place in Japanese culture from as early as pre-historic times. Warriors believed by tattooing images of past warriors on their backs; they were able to encompass fragments of the Warriors identity for themselves. Many will find tattooing is very much accepted within the warrior culture." ~Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree #suntzu #tattoo
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

That @triarcsystems dressed in our Multicam 😍. #Repost @ronintactics with @repostapp
・・・
"I believe that one voice with a purpose can change the views of many. I believe individually we can make this world a better place. I believe if your motivated it will motivate others to seek to become better." #humanity @triarcsystems @fightorflightofficialtv #fightorflight #RedDragon 🐲#Repost @a_veterans_life🇺🇸
・・・
Why do you continue to train and teach? “Enlightened”- "I started Ronin Tactics as a healing process after the war. After having studied the ways of “Budo” (The Study of Warfare) for so long, certain skills and movements has always brought me a sense of serenity. As I retired, I seek for spiritual truth in myself. So I dove deeper into the philosophy of “Bushido” (The Way of the Warrior). What I found was my spiritual connection in understanding the balance between “Peace and War”. When I was 20yrs old I swore an oath to protect those defenseless “De oppresso liber” (To free those oppressed). Now as a Ronin (Master-less Warrior) I choose to serve humanity in my own way. I choose to give the good in this world the knowledge so that they can protect themselves and their love ones. I choose to help protect our community by teaching our Law Enforcement Officers the lessons and skills that kept my brothers and I alive during times of war. I choose to teach because this is the path when a warrior becomes a scholar and the scholar becomes the teacher." ~ Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

Outstanding Photo and motivating statement
#Repost @ronintactics with @repostapp
・・・
"I believe that one voice with a purpose can change the views of many. I believe individually we can make this world a better place. I believe if your motivated it will motivate others to seek to become better." #humanity @triarcsystems @fightorflightofficialtv #fightorflight #RedDragon 🐲#Repost @a_veterans_life🇺🇸
・・・
Why do you continue to train and teach? “Enlightened”- "I started Ronin Tactics as a healing process after the war. After having studied the ways of “Budo” (The Study of Warfare) for so long, certain skills and movements has always brought me a sense of serenity. As I retired, I seek for spiritual truth in myself. So I dove deeper into the philosophy of “Bushido” (The Way of the Warrior). What I found was my spiritual connection in understanding the balance between “Peace and War”. When I was 20yrs old I swore an oath to protect those defenseless “De oppresso liber” (To free those oppressed). Now as a Ronin (Master-less Warrior) I choose to serve humanity in my own way. I choose to give the good in this world the knowledge so that they can protect themselves and their love ones. I choose to help protect our community by teaching our Law Enforcement Officers the lessons and skills that kept my brothers and I alive during times of war. I choose to teach because this is the path when a warrior becomes a scholar and the scholar becomes the teacher." ~ Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

"I believe that one voice with a purpose can change the views of many. I believe individually we can make this world a better place. I believe if your motivated it will motivate others to seek to become better." #humanity @triarcsystems @fightorflightofficialtv #fightorflight #RedDragon 🐲#Repost @a_veterans_life🇺🇸
・・・
Why do you continue to train and teach? “Enlightened”- "I started Ronin Tactics as a healing process after the war. After having studied the ways of “Budo” (The Study of Warfare) for so long, certain skills and movements has always brought me a sense of serenity. As I retired, I seek for spiritual truth in myself. So I dove deeper into the philosophy of “Bushido” (The Way of the Warrior). What I found was my spiritual connection in understanding the balance between “Peace and War”. When I was 20yrs old I swore an oath to protect those defenseless “De oppresso liber” (To free those oppressed). Now as a Ronin (Master-less Warrior) I choose to serve humanity in my own way. I choose to give the good in this world the knowledge so that they can protect themselves and their love ones. I choose to help protect our community by teaching our Law Enforcement Officers the lessons and skills that kept my brothers and I alive during times of war. I choose to teach because this is the path when a warrior becomes a scholar and the scholar becomes the teacher." ~ Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @a_veterans_life www.parscalephoto.com
My portrait series
・・・
Why do you continue to train and teach? “Enlightened”- "I started Ronin Tactics as a healing process after the war. After having studied the ways of “Budo” (The Study of Warfare) for so long, certain skills and movements has always brought me a sense of serenity. As I retired, I seek for spiritual truth in myself. So I dove deeper into the philosophy of “Bushido” (The Way of the Warrior). What I found was my spiritual connection in understanding the balance between “Peace and War”. When I was 20yrs old I swore an oath to protect those defenseless “De oppresso liber” (To free those oppressed). Now as a Ronin (Master-less Warrior) I choose to serve humanity in my own way. I choose to give the good in this world the knowledge so that they can protect themselves and their love ones. I choose to help protect our community by teaching our Law Enforcement Officers the lessons and skills that kept my brothers and I alive during times of war. I choose to teach because this is the path when a warrior becomes a scholar and the scholar becomes the teacher." ~ Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

Why do you continue to train and teach? “Enlightened”- "I started Ronin Tactics as a healing process after the war. After having studied the ways of “Budo” (The Study of Warfare) for so long, certain skills and movements has always brought me a sense of serenity. As I retired, I seek for spiritual truth in myself. So I dove deeper into the philosophy of “Bushido” (The Way of the Warrior). What I found was my spiritual connection in understanding the balance between “Peace and War”. When I was 20yrs old I swore an oath to protect those defenseless “De oppresso liber” (To free those oppressed). Now as a Ronin (Master-less Warrior) I choose to serve humanity in my own way. I choose to give the good in this world the knowledge so that they can protect themselves and their love ones. I choose to help protect our community by teaching our Law Enforcement Officers the lessons and skills that kept my brothers and I alive during times of war. I choose to teach because this is the path when a warrior becomes a scholar and the scholar becomes the teacher." ~ Tu

#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @ronintactics with @repostapp
・・・
My Path as a Rōnin (浪人) Wave-man, Drifter, Masterless Warrior. Now, I choose my own path. Much thanks to my friend Brandon @a_veterans_life for the eye. #RedDragon 🐲@fightorflightofficialtv #fightorflight #ronintactics #Repost @a_veterans_life
・・・
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu of @ronintactics for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#truth #BeBetter #FightingTheDemons #TheJourneyContinues
@Regrann from @a_veterans_life - I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu of @ronintactics for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait@thewesbennett - #regrann

My Path as a Rōnin (浪人) Wave-man, Drifter, Masterless Warrior. Now, I choose my own path. Much thanks to my friend Brandon @a_veterans_life for the eye. #RedDragon 🐲@fightorflightofficialtv #fightorflight #ronintactics #Repost @a_veterans_life
・・・
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu of @ronintactics for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understanding, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @a_veterans_life www.parscalephoto.com
My portrait series ・・・
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

#Repost @a_veterans_life
www.parscalephoto.com
My portrait project. ・・・
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tu of @ronintactics for a couple of days. He gave selfless time that helped create these great #images. "Ronin" & “The Blade” -The Japanese word rōnin (literally translated means “wave person”; means “wave” and means “person”) has an interesting interpretation these days. If you ask majority of the people today “What is a Ronin?” most would refer to Hollywood movies with actors like Rober De Niro or Keanu Reeves but the true context of the word rōnin means “Masterless Warrior.” As a modern day warrior- I was born out of war (The Vietnam War) escaped to become an American. I still remember growing up around new people, language and a new country. A new country that I came to understand, love and eventually fought for while serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). After serving my country and my lord for 23 yrs, I eventually came to a crossroad. I felt like I have done as much as I could in the military so I decided it was time I found my peace. During this process of deep understand, I found my purpose. Now as an rōnin, I am master-less and with this newfound freedom after my retirement, I will now decide my own path. My chosen path now is to help the good in this world by giving others my teachings as a warrior.
They say the soul of the warrior can be found within the lines of the blade. As a warrior to not fully understand this is very much like not understanding the warrior lineage. Although, time has changed the formations of how we fight on the battlefield; the soul of a warrior remains. My sword or blade is a symbol of this.
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait

Our gym will always be open free to all Veterans and Law Enforcement... Owner founder CEO @wes_whitlock 🇺🇸#Repost @a_veterans_life
・・・
"I have always dreamed of having my own gym, a place where I could listen to to the music I wanted and to drop weights and push myself. I know many others who feel the same and wanted to also have a place for them to come to and sweat out whatever demon they may be fighting. I leave them there with the weights and stones and dirt and sweat and blood. A place for like minded people to lift and have a good time together. No Mirrors, no white boards and now trophies."
~Wes
#a_veterans_life #portraitseries #military #veterans #army #navy #marines #america #landofthefree
#parscalephoto #photopunkpro #editorialphotography #locationphotography #portraitphotography #editorialportrait @disciplesofiron @rogueamericanapparel @invadercoffee @sorinex @intekstrength #veteranowned #gym #workout #flex

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags