Spot yourself in our gallery of judo sessions in 1960s-80s in Days Gone By

Ipswich Judo Team in November 1981

Ipswich Judo Team in November 1981 - Credit: Archant

Did you take part in judo sessions back in the 1960s, 70s and 80s?

Stowmarket Judo Club at the town's carnival in July 1980

Stowmarket Judo Club at the town's carnival in July 1980 - Credit: Archant

Today we are taking a look back at the popular sport in Suffolk over the decades.

Did you participate in the junior judo championships at the YMCA in Ipswich in February 1980? Picture: ARCHANT

Did you participate in the junior judo championships at the YMCA in Ipswich in February 1980? - Credit: Archant

The martial art was founded in Japan in 1882, by Dr Jigoro Kano, as an adaptation of jujitsu, a form of wrestling.

Contestants at the junior judo championship at the YMCA in Ipswich in 1980

Contestants at the junior judo championship at the YMCA in Ipswich in 1980 - Credit: Archant

It went on to grow and became an official Olympic sport at the Tokyo Games in 1964.

Felixstowe Judo Club awards at the Eastern Area Championships in May 1976

Felixstowe Judo Club awards at the Eastern Area Championships in May 1976 - Credit: Archant

Judo is now one of the most popular sports in the world, practised by millions of people around the world.

Winners at Bury St. Edmunds Judo Club in February 1984.

Winners at Bury St. Edmunds Judo Club in February 1984. - Credit: Archant

Our photos show a range of clubs and demonstrations around the area over the years, with many children and young people learning the art of judo.

Elmswell Judo Club in October 1965.

Elmswell Judo Club in October 1965. - Credit: Archant

If our gallery brings back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS. Order photos via our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.  

Judo prizewinners in Mildenhall in October 1979

Judo prizewinners in Mildenhall in October 1979 - Credit: Archant