Shadow Arts

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Mission Statement

The Shadow Arts Program of Ranger Road works with high risk veterans and pushes them to reincarnate the warrior within. We provide a gym membership at a local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym and push each other with the buddy system.
I can’t miss training because I won’t let you miss training.

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Benefits

  • Veterans Affairs Research is showing similar symptoms in PTSD, TBI, CTE and Alzheimer's
  • Brain Inflammation is the enemy
  • Physical Activity promotes brain health and spikes Brain Derived Neutrophic Factor
  • Sustained aerobic exercise enhances hippocampal neurogenesis
  • Group exercise causes a higher release of endorphins
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Brain Health

Veterans Affairs Research is finding similar symptoms in CTE, Alzheimer's, TBI, and PTSD brains post-mortem. With Shadow Arts, we're taking our cues from the Alzheimer's community and tailoring this program around how they have demonstrated successful results. Traumatic Brain Injuries suffered by our veterans cause microglia activation and tau protein build up. The research is clear that the best way to combat these inflammatory response is through diet, exercise, interaction with others, and learning new things. 
 Dealing with new challenges with old school solutions. 

Shadow Arts Team

Robert Foster

Program Manager

Robert Foster is an Army Veterans with the US Army Special Operations Command with a total of 5 deployments. After his military career, Rob pursued a career in Information Security. But as the years went on, he became concerned about the general cognitive decline in himself and his peers. He began researching and self experimenting what worked with other veterans. It was in 2018 when Rob found Ranger Road. With Ranger Road, Rob started the Shadow Arts program to reach out to those veterans with hidden wounds. Rob is also the Grants Manager and help ensure that Ranger Road secures the funding necessary to keep our programs running. In his spare time, you can find floating down the river in a kayak or getting lost in the woods because he slept through LAN Nav.

Richard Tafaine

Program Manager

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Joe Qualls

Program Manager

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Arturo Fernadez

Veteran Mentor

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For More Information Contact The Shadow Arts Team

Your donation to Shadow Arts enable us to purchase fight gear for our Veterans. Every penny maters to us!