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Anthony Difilippo

Anthony Difilippo
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Anthony DiFilippo is the owner of the Ryukyu Kodokan Dojo and Silk Road Enterprise. He holds Yudansha grades in Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu and Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate. His area of expertise is in the research and reconstruction of the applications, principles and training methodologies of old style karate and its kata.

The Function of Kata Training

History An elaborate code of movements of the arms and hands, and a flowing posturing of the body, "kata", meaning form, model or structure, uses...

Martial Thought

Thought is not uniquely human, but it is unique in the level of thinking power that mankind possesses. Man is a reflective and thinking...

Ukemi: Fall Breaking Techniques

The common human response to falling is the most dangerous. Although most people instinctively protect their heads, they will reach out to catch themselves...

Tegumi – Old Style Karate’s Two Person Exercise

Tegumi or Okinawan grappling and wrestling Just as a great dish needs a recipe or an extensive trip needs a map, so too does the...

Mystery of the Mountain – Character Development

The Way in the universe cannot be augmented or diminished. Neither can it be taken or be given away. Man must find this out...

Shime Waza – The Techniques of Constriction

Basic Concepts The art of karate is a brutally effective method of self-defense characterized by grabbing, squeezing, pressing, twisting, bending, leveraging, breaking, and chokes and...

Intinsic Concepts in Teaching Classical Okinawan Karate

Introduction The roots of Asian society lie in the careful attention given to reflective thought on the needs of all society and in the conscious...

Anthony R. DiFilippo

Anthony R. DiFilippo is the owner/director of the Ryukyu Kodokan Dojo and webmaster of Silk Road Enterprises - Silk Road Enterprises. He has been a...