Lauren Porter began her athletic career as a competitive swimmer. In high school she joined a Karate class and developed a passion for martial arts. At a competition she was introduced to Kung Fu and then studied several different styles, pursuing her training in China, Japan and Hong Kong. She joined the Lee Koon Hung Kung Fu Association in 1998 to train under Li Siu Hung. She has represented the school at many tournaments, demonstrations and events as a champion competitor, coach, and judge. Porter is now senior instructor at the Boynton Beach, Florida, school.