2000 – Began martial arts studies (Chinese Martial Arts
systems, 'reality-based' combative systems, Qigong, and yoga)
2005 – Began Systema training/idea exploration
2007 – Switched sole focus to Systema, established Systema
2011 – Certified as ‘Instructor-in Training’
2013 – Re-certified as ‘Instructor-in Training’
2014 – Granted full ‘Instructor’ certification
2017 – Re-certified as ‘Instructor’
Loren continues his up-skilling through daily training,
running weekly Systema Auckland training sessions, networking with Systema
instructors world-wide, attending seminars, organizing/running workshops, and arranging
seminars with international instructors here in New Zealand.
Loren rounds out his teaching/knowledge base by drawing upon
the 8 years he spent working as a front-line police officer. He has seen
violence first-hand and has intimate knowledge of what it takes to survive a
Loren creates a healthy environment where those interested in
Systema can work as equal explorers and delve into this unique art. His goals
continue to be to bring awareness and confidence to his training partners/students.
His larger goal is to always remain an engaged student himself.