Rothrock was World Champion in forms and weapons five times between 1981 and 1985. These categories are not combat-oriented, being displays of fluidity of movement rather than fighting, and are not segregated into male and female categories but fully open to both sexes.
She holds seven black belts and sashes in multiple Far Eastern martial disciplines, including Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo (Korean), Eagle Claw (Chinese), Wushu, Northern Shaolin, Ng Ying Kungfu (Chinese: 五形功夫), and Pai Lum White Dragon Kung Fu.
She took first place in forms 32 times and first place in weapons 12 times in her first 38 tournaments, including competing in “Men’s Forms” three out of four times as there was no Women’s Division. She was “Grand Master” of five tournaments and came in first place in 4 out of 5 fighting events.
She received her 6th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in 2006.
She was tested by Grand Master Robert Kovaleski, 9th Dan and chair of the I.T.M.A., and was later promoted by him to 7th degree black belt in 2011 and 8th degree black belt in 2015.
She is a martial arts instructor and her favorite weapons are the hook swords.