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Loren W. Christensen
 
Loren W. Christensen has been involved in law enforcement since 1967. He began as a 21-year-old military policeman in the US Army, serving stateside and as patrolman in Saigon, Vietnam during the war, which at that time was said to be the most dangerous city in the world. At 26, he joined the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau working a variety of jobs to include street patrol, gang enforcement, intelligence, body guarding, and academy trainer, retiring after 25 years.

As writer, Loren has penned over 50 books (three bestsellers) with five publishers, as well as magazine articles, and short stories. He edited a police newspaper for nearly seven years. His nonfiction work include books on the martial arts, police work, PTSD, mental preparation for violence, meditation, nutrition, exercise, and various subcultures, to include prostitution, street gangs, and the warrior community.

His fiction series Dukkha was a finalist in the prestigious USA Best Book Awards. As a martial arts student and teacher since 1965, Loren has earned a total of 11 black belts in three arts and was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame in 2011.