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Kendo and health: A survey regarding safety

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2021.7 KENDOJIDAI Hayashi Akito (Juntendo University Professor) Hayashi Akito graduated from Juntendo University School of Medicine and was an Associate Professor of Neurology at Wisconsin State University. He worked at the University of Tsukuba, and is currently a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and in the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine at Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital. Dr. Hayashi holds 6th Dan in Kendo and is also the Director of the Juntendo University Kendo Club, Secretary General of the All Japan Medical Kendo Federation and Chairman of the Medical Committee of the Ibaraki Kendo Federation. He is also a sports instructor certified by the Japan Sports Association. In April 2020, the Medical Committee of the Ibaraki Kendo Federation was set up to plan and conduct a questionnaire survey on health and safety in Kendo. The support of the President of the Ibaraki Kendo Federation Ogura Yasuo, Executive Director Suwa Fumio, Secretary General Saotome Yasuya and the understanding of Kendo organizations in the prefecture allowed us to carry out this survey. First, I would like to introduce the Medical Committee of the Ibaraki Kendo Federation. It was established on April 1, 2020 with the purpose to ensure health and…