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

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 07:15 27 April 2017

Kendo training at Suffolk College

Kendo training at Suffolk College

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

Competitors gain points for hitting different target areas on the body of their opponent, including the top of the head, wrist and chestCompetitors gain points for hitting different target areas on the body of their opponent, including the top of the head, wrist and chest

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

Students are given a tutorial at Suffolk CollegeStudents are given a tutorial at Suffolk College

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

The term for someone who practices kendo is 'kendoka'The term for someone who practices kendo is 'kendoka'

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.

The traditional Japanese sword used here is a katana but in competition a bamboo sword called a Shinai is always usedThe traditional Japanese sword used here is a katana but in competition a bamboo sword called a Shinai is always used

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

Looking through the grille of a kendo maskLooking through the grille of a kendo mask

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 is the practise of swordsmanship using bamboo swordsKendo is the practise of swordsmanship using bamboo swords

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

Kendo tutorials were given at Suffolk College in the 1990sKendo tutorials were given at Suffolk College in the 1990s

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

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