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James R. Webb is an American business strategist who was elected as the President of the United States Judo Association in 2006.[1][2] He is a former national judo champion,[3][4] national coach and international referee,[5] and holds an eighth degree black belt in judo, a seventh degree black belt in jujutsu, and a second degree black belt in karate. He currently serves on the board of the US Olympic Committee's National Governing Body for judo, USA Judo.[6] In addition, he is also a graduate of both the Kodokan Judo Summer Course and Kodokan Judo Kata Course in Japan. He is a long time student of 9th Dan Vince Tamura.[2][7]

Webb was educated at West Point, the University of Dallas and MIT. After providing leadership in such prominent consulting firms as Price Waterhouse, Deloitte & Touche and EDS A.T. Kearney, he became an internationally known strategy consultant.[citation needed] Prior to his strategy consulting career, he served as a Special Forces commanding officer.[8] He is currently a professor at Southern Methodist University.[9]


  1. Spring 2006 United States Judo Association Newsletter. (PDF) . Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biography - Jim Webb at the Wayback Machine (archived March 7, 2012). Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  3. Biography International Traditional Kodokan Judo Website. (November 8, 2003). Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  4. Biography from International Ju-Jitsu Federation Website. Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  5. Usa Judo. Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  6. Board of Directors | USA Judo. Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  7. Vince Tamura was the United States first representative to the World Judo Championship in 1956.
  8. Biography from Breakthrough Strategy PLLC. Retrieved on September 2, 2011.
  9. 2008–09 SMU Catalogs – - SMU. Retrieved on September 2, 2011.

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