Loren began training in Martial Arts in 1983 while attending College. In 1987 he earned the rank of Shodan in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate. Loren has continued training with his teacher Grandmaster Fusei Kise and his son Kaicho Isao Kise. He has traveled to Okinawa numerous times to train with his teachers. He also travels throughout the US assisting other instructors.
In 2016 Loren was appointed as one of four US Directors for the Federation. The Directors oversee the Federation affiliated Karate studios as well as the business side of the Federation. In 2018 Loren was promoted to the rank of Hachidan (8th degree black belt).