My friend Christopher needs Aikidoists to help him finish the research for his Ph.D. I asked him to provide some his Aikido history, which is below. The information about what he needs follows that.
“I started my Aikido training in the fall of 2003, training on and off for almost 10 years. i received my shodan in 2010 training under Sensei Robert Frager and Sensei Sueann McKean at Sophia University [Dojo] (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Dojo) in Palo Alto, CA and [also with] Instructor Brian Heery at Rocky Valley Dojo in Menlo Park, CA… the ten years of my training all three of these Aikidoka were under the guidance and tutelage of the late Hiroshi Kato Sensei (who recently passed away). Over the last decade, I had the privilege of personally training under the late Kato Sensei around a dozen times.
“Below is an updated blurb about the study:
“An online research study on Aikidoists in the workplace is underway and participants are needed. This study is conducted by Christopher Schalge, M.A., shodan and PhD candidate, and endorsed by Robert Frager, 7th dan, professor at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. Aikidoists of all levels of experience are needed to give less that one hour of their time [my italics] answering an online survey. Your participation is extremely valuable in contributing to a better understanding of the relationship of Aikido training to socialization in the workplace. Participants will receive a summary of the research findings as well as an extensive literature review on Aikido.
“To participate go to: https://sites.google.com/site/aikidoworkplacestudy/. At this site you will find detailed information about the study. The study website also has a flyer that can be printed and posted at your dojo.
I hope as many of you as possible can help Christopher with his research. It should be fun to do too as well.
Thanks for doing this Christopher and making a difference with your study and participation in the world.