James R. Webb
Regional Representative, Texas
studying Kodokan Judo in 1966. Has achieved the rank of
Shichidan (7th degree
black belt) in judo after:
Winning the Junior
National Judo ChampionshipWinning the High School National Judo Championship
Winning the State Senior Judo Championships
of Texas, Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina
Winning the National Masters Judo
Championship three times
Received the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in
Shotokan karate in 1995.
Jiu Jitsu training started in 1968 in Luke AFB under a
variety of instructors. The primary style was Kito-Ryu. Studied the
Koshiki-no-Kata at the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan.
Studied Goshin Jitsu at the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan on numerous occasions.
Lived in Japan in the late seventies and practiced Jiu Jitsu with the
Japanese Defense Force.
Jiu Jitsu instructor for the West Point Recondo School
in 1975. Jiu Jitsu instructor for the 7th Special Forces Group from the mid
seventies to the early eighties. Jiu Jitsu instructor for the 12th Special
Forces Group in the early to mid-eighties. All of these teaching assignments
were Jiu Jitsu techniques adapted for military situations.
Studied Heike-Ryu Jiu Jitsu under Vince Tamura since
1981. Currently the Promotion Chairman for Heike-Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Also the
Treasurer and a Member of the Board of the United States Judo Association
and a Member of the USJA Jiu Jitsu Committee.
Webb Sensei holds
the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Heike-Ryu Jiu Jitsu,
USJA Jiu Jitsu system and US Ju-Jitsu.
Webb Sensei also serves on the USA-TKJ Kata Development Committee. He is a
7th Dan in Kodokan Judo by the International Judo Federation (IJF) and
USA-Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ).
At the Kodokan in
2005, James completed the Kodokan Kata Course. Pictured with
Ichiro Abe, 9th Dan (Left) and Toshiro Daigo, 9th Dan (Right).
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