Do you remember when Kendo demonstrations were held at Suffolk College?

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

Pictures from the 1990s show students getting to grips with Kendo at Suffolk College.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

Kendo. It is a martial art that sees you earn points for hitting different target areas on your opponent.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

These pictures, from 1990, show students at Suffolk College having a demonstration in the art.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

Kendo is a form of Japanese martial arts practicing swordsmanship - or kenjutsu - with target areas including the top of the head, the wrists and the chest.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

It is distinguishable by its armour - loose fitting robes with protective vests and face and head guards.

Looking through the grille of a kendo mask

Looking through the grille of a kendo mask - Credit: Archant

It is a popular martial art worldwide. A World Kendo Championship has been held in Japan every three years since its inception in 1970.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

In 2012, the Suffolk Kendo Club was formed, and trains at The Academy Health and Fitness Centre in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds.

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College - Credit: Archant

Do you remember when Kendo tutorials were held at Suffolk College? Email us to share your memories.

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