Heather Rancic was born at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on April 10th. As a young teenager, she asked her father, a Major in the Marine Corps, if she could study Martial Arts. She began studying Isshin-ryu with Sensei Arcenio J. Advincula, in the Oceanside, CA dojo, on July 5th, 1986. Heather was promoted to Shodan in 1990.

When leaving the dojo to attend college at UC Berkeley, Sensei Advincula advised that she study other styles of martial arts. She did so, and quickly realized how lucky she had been to study with such a great master.

When Heather moved to the east coast, she continued to attend as many of Sensei Advincula’s seminars as possible, and trains with Sensei every time she visits home, in sunny California. In the year 2010, she was promoted to the rank of Nanadan, and is certified by Sensei Advincula with a Shihan Kyoshi teaching license.

Today, Heather studies and teaches Isshin-ryu in her small home dojo.

Heather Rancic
15 E. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830