Research into judo injuries

We are aiding researchers Dr. Rainier Ganschow at University Hospital Hamburg, Dr. Yukio Oku atUniversity Hospital Hamburg, Dr. Yuji Ozawa at Kumamoto University. and the German Judo Federation in the collection of data for their research on injuries sustained during judo activities.(A pdf copy of this request is available here.)

Please find attached a copy of questionnaire for the collection of data for the research. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please distribute this questionnaire to your students and instructors and encourage them to complete and submit the completed questionnaire.

Completed survey forms may be submitted to:

  1. You as a collection point and forwarding to the USJF offices
  2. Our offices for collection (USJF National Office, PO Box 338, Ontario, OR 97914-0338
  3. The researchers directly via the email address on the form

We would like to submit all of the questionnaires we receive to the researchers in January 2011. Thus, we would appreciate it if you would request everyone to submit his or her forms by the end of the year.

We hope to provide them with the large sample size that will give their study greater validity.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the USJF office.

Thank you very much for your support of judo and the USJF.

p.s. The completed research will be available on our website for downloading.