Ron Tripp (born April 1953) Battle Creek, Michigan, is a World Sambo and Judo champion and the current general secretary of USA Judo. He is also a member of the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee.
His name is well known in the MMA world, especially among jujutsu and submission grappling enthusiasts, as he is the only person to hold an official victory in competition over veteran Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie. Tripp was promoted to 10th degree in Sambo in 1995 and became America's first Merited and Distinguished Master of Sport in 1996. He was promoted to 6th dan by USA Judo in November 2006.
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Other names||"The Terminator"|
|Height||1.87 metres (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (210 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Norman, Oklahoma|
|Trainer||Pat Burris, USA, Chonosuke Takagi,Japan|
|Rank||10th degree black belt in sambo,6th degree black belt in Judo|
|Occupation||Doctor, martial artist, instructor|