Nancy Rothenberg has been training in the martial arts since 1985 and is the founder, director and head instructor of Spirit of the Heart since it opened its doors in 1993.
Nancy has taught for the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) and the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists Training (PAWMA) Camps since 1991.
Nancy has taught self defense and Indonesian kung-fu at Hampshire College and Holyoke Community College and has been teaching at Smith College since 1995. She teaches children in various after-school programs throughout the Northampton area.
Nancy also specializes in teaching self defense to women and girls. She has led many workshops for the Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts and works with community organizations that bring services to women whose lives have been touched by violence.