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.
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