Nancy Eccles Sensei began training in Tang Soo Do (a Korean martial art) in 1995, after observing her children's karate classes. Within months, she was an assistant instructor. She trained in Tang Soo Do for ten years, achieving the rank of second degree black belt, and senior instructor. Sensei Nancy also competed in dozens of tournaments and holds grand championships in kata, sparring and weapons. She is an experienced tournament judge, and brings over 30 years of public school teaching experience to her unique style of martial arts teaching.
She began training in Goju-Ryu in 2005, started again from white belt, and now holds the rank of 5th degree black belt (Godan) in Goju-Ryu. Sensei Nancy is also a master instructor, one of only two women world-wide to be awarded a teaching license, in the Kenkyukai by Masaji Taira Sensei.