20 March 2004
Dear Dojo Instructors and Friends in the American Judo Community;
The United States Judo Federation (USJF) Technical Research Subcommittee is embarking on a series of
empirical research studies designed to evaluate the relationship between judo and success in life.
This is the first of such studies in that series that we plan to conduct.
This study is geared toward junior high and high school students. We ask each participant to complete
This survey can be completed online (this is preferable, click here to access survey)
or you can download
these forms, print them, and distribute them to all junior high and high school students
in your clubs. Have them complete all four of them IN ANY ORDER THEY WISH. Completed forms can be mailed
to me at the following address:
PO Box 1304
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Of course participation is entirely voluntary, and students should not be penalized at all for not
participating in this study. Also the questionnaires are entirely anonymous; thus no one’s identity will
be asked or revealed.
The results promise to be interesting and should elucidate on the relationship between judo and life
success, as is often purported in the mottoes of judo.
On behalf of the Development Committee of the USJF I thank you in advance for your help and cooperation
with this important project.
David Matsumoto, Ph.D.