midwayjudo@yahoo.com         1068 South Robert St West St Paul MN 55118              651-453-0403


Itasca YMCA Judo will be hosting a tournament on October 9th, 2021. Please see the flyer below:

midway judo

63 years of pure Kodokan Training and intense fun

Midway Judo club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting traditional Kodokan Judo. The club is registered with USA Judo, the national governing body for Judo. Members of all ages and skill levels who are interested in learning Judo are welcome in the club. We have many families who work out together! Some of our members are interested solely in learning Judo to improve their physical and mental fitness; others are interested in competition.


See Schedule link at top for days and times of class



History of


Judo as a sport was founded by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. It is a sport that people of all ages may participate in. It is excellent aerobic and conditioning exercise for the body, and mental discipline for the mind. Judo as practiced today is based on the traditional Jujitsu of old Japan. The techniques of Jujitsu have been refined and systemized to form what is now Kodokan Judo. In terms of Japanese, Judo means the “gentle way”. Judo uses the principle of “Maximum-Efficiency with Minimum Effort”.

He who fears loss has already been beaten – Jigoro Kano



Cary Yamanaka

6th Degree Black Belt

David Leventhal

5th Degree Black Belt

Don Pierce

4th Degree Black Belt

Gary Foster

3rd Degree Black Belt

Dominique Tobbell

3rd Degree Black Belt

Brad Yamanaka

3rd Degree Black Belt

Jarrod Yamanaka

3rd Degree Black Belt

Jay Shin

3rd Degree Black Belt

Sheilah Seaberg

2nd Degree Black Belt

Jason Erickson

1st Degree Black Belt

Tony Ford

1st Degree Black Belt

Tim Stahr

1st Degree Black Belt

New Class Schedule

5 Days of Judo for everyone 


6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Juniors, Jr. Beginners and Families

7:45 – 9:15 p.m.
Seniors, Senior Beginners


6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Juniors, Families


7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Seniors (No Beginners)


9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Seniors only (1st and 3rd Friday of each month)


8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Juniors, Jr. Beginners and Families

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Seniors, Senior Beginners

Membership Dues

Beginner’s Course

    $100 One Time
    (8 sessions includes       Judo-gi)


$75 Per Month


$60 Per Month
(Over 17 Years)


$50 Per Month
(Under 17 Years)

Contact Us Today


1068 S Robert Street
West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118