Judo in Minneapolis - St Paul, MN

Learn Judo in a fun, safe, and structured dojo

Get in amazing shape and make friends while learning Judo, a traditional Japanese Martial Art with rich history.
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Brief History of Judo 柔道

Created by Kano Jigoro
1882, Kodokan in Japan
As a lifelong educator, Kano derived Judo from Jujutsu and other martial arts into a new training methodology that focused on efficiency and developing respectful traits.
Becomes Olympic Sport
1964, Tokyo Olympics
To be accepted as an Olympic sport is monumental. In order to be accepted, a sport has to have large, global popularity and large participation numbers.
Peak Participation
2020, World Participation
204 different nations and regions practice Judo, making it one of the most accessible and diverse sports in the world.

It is not important to be better than someone else, but to be better than yesterday.

Kano Jigoro

Founder of Judo

Jigoro Kano Founder of Judo

What are the benefits of Judo?

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Better Health

through workouts tailored to your level.

Have Fun

learning a new skill and self defense techniques.

More Confidence

in your ability to overcome challenges.

Learning Judo from scratch is hard when you don't have a plan

Are you having any of these challenges?
You have low motivation to workout or inconsistent exercise routines.
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You're not sure where to start. There are too many conflicting recommendations.
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You're bored doing the same thing and running/lifting isn't exciting anymore.
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You want to build a skill while you're working out, but don't know how.
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10 years
the average amount of time it takes to receive a Judo black belt

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Expert Instructors who guide you through fun, structured workouts that build your strength and confidence.
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“I am seeing grade school kids with maturity and patience of adults. They are teaching my son much more than the arts. Our son wakes up excited on days he knows he has practice.”
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Member for 2 years
“This is a great place for kids to be challenged and to have fun. It feels like a family and my son loves it!”
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Member for 2 years
“Bottom Line: 5 star all around experience - Coaching, Community, and Facility. The Grappler Station is one of the few times I’d give a true 5-star rating.”
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