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The Festival of Judo, Royal Albert Hall, January 1956

Posted: March 28th, 2023 | No Comments »

On the 28th of January 1956 the Royal Albert Hall in London hosted a Festival of Judo, organised by the London Judo Society…. W/P Sgt Mary Hobbs looks like a copper not to cross!

Two women police officers in London, probably at the time when the uniform style was changing. On the left is Sergeant Mary Hobbs wearing the old style rounded hat, and on the right is Constable Nora Merideth in the new style peaked cap.

Eric Dominy (1918-1992) was a founding member of the London Judo Society and wrote several books on martial arts. Then Corporal George Chew was apparenlty a founder of the RAF Judo Club or Kübukwai was founded in 1941 in Blackpool.

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