Judo

frayed white judo robe with black belt at waist
Judogi, ca 1930-1940
Galt Museum & Archives P19790274000

Judo, a traditional martial art, was brought to southern Alberta by Japanese immigrants. Sensei, or teachers, passed on their knowledge to Japanese and non-Japanese students.

This judogi belonged to Yoshio Senda who became Head Sensei in Lethbridge and was also head coach for many Canadian National teams.

Additional information for this item is available on the Government of Canada Artefacts Canada - judo uniform (external link) website.