Dear Mr. Mattson,
my name is Nika Bolle and I am asking for you help. I am an undergraduate psychology student from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia in Europe, as well as a karateka from Karate Akademija Ljubljana: our club is the only Slovenian member of the International Martial Arts Federation Dentokan and we collaborate closely with its vice-president Hanshi dr Stephen Chan (9 dan).
I am conducting a study for my graduation thesis; I am interested in psychological states one enters when training karate and the well-being that ensues as a result of these states.
I will be grateful for your cooperation – here’s how you can help: I am trying to get as many U.S. karatekas and karate instructors to fill in an online survey, so I’m asking you to forward this mail to your practicing club members. Here is the link to the survey:
To thank respondents for filling out the survey, I am giving away a 100$ amazon.com voucher! As well at that, everyone can get their results once the study is finished. I will send out short emails with the respondents individual results and what they mean for them.
It takes around 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. The survey closes on April 29th 2011.
Since I have an interest in comparing a karate-traning group to a group that doesn’t train karate, I have another survey. I’ll be grateful if you can forward it to it your family and friends that don’t train karate. Here is the link to that survey:
If you have any questions regarding the surveys, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them.
Thank you for your time!