Providing Judo for Beginners and Champions Since 1985

Judo, the Gentle Way... we have taught judo to thousands of men, women and children, from recreational "just for fun" enthusiasts, to World Masters Champions, Kata Champions, Olympians, and national and regional competitors.

Come learn to throw, grapple, and apply judo submission techniques with us today.


Founded by Tom Crone & Michelle Holtze, the two highest ranking Judo Masters in Minnesota.

North Star provides Judo at Spirit Aikido.
Judo is fun.
button Learn Judo for fun, recreation and sport.
button Enhance your grappling skills, no matter your grappling specialty.
button Your self-defense skills aren't complete without judo.
button Learning our balance and falling skills gives you life enhancing benefits.
button Confidence, self-esteem, improved demeanor and self-assurance are yours through judo.

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Ms. Holtze (deceased) and Mr. Crone served as officers and committee chairs for Judo Minnesota. Mr. Crone served as the Chair of their National Collegiate Development Committee. Ms. Holtze served as a member of the Board of Directors of The United States Judo Association. Both of their ranks are certified by USJA and the USJI, the National Governing Body for Olympic Sport Judo.


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