Nancy Walzog switched careers in 2008 to follow her passion for teaching the martial arts and has not looked back. Prior to joining Satori Academy, Ms. Walzog was an award-winning film and television producer with hundreds of hours of documentary and children’s programs to her credit. Among her many productions, Walzog was the Executive Producer of the Academy Award®-winning documentary King Gimp and won two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Children’s Series for The Discovery Channel. A 4th Degree Black Belt Instructor with experience in karate, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, Ms. Walzog is an active member of The Ultimate Black Belt Test, a professional martial arts organization dedicated to bringing the spirit of the martial arts “out of the dojo and into the world.” Ms. Walzog is a Certified Instructor of FAST Defense, a reality-based self-defense system voted Best Self-Defense for Women by the readers of Black Belt Magazine. In addition, she is a black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima under Supreme Grand Master Dionisio Canete and Grand Master Arnulfo Cuesta, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a USA Boxing Level 1 Certified Trainer.
“I had an amazing career in television but nothing compares to life here at Satori Academy. Teaching and helping bring the benefits of the martial arts to our students’ lives brings me more joy than I thought possible. Every day is exciting, challenging, and rewarding and I’m an incredibly lucky person to have this opportunity to serve our students.”