Sensei Michael Lushington Michael Lushington began martial arts training in 1980. For the last 37 years he has been training exclusively in Shorin Ryu karate. Sensei Lushington has been a teacher and instructor in Shorin Ryu for over 29 years and has dedicated himself to bringing Shorin Ryu karate training to the Castro Valley area. In addition to Karate practice, Michael Lushington teaches acting and theatrical performance to elementary, middle school, high school and college students throughout the bay area and has been a Certified Professional Project Manager and Consultant working in the Bay Area for the last 20 years. He has received an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College and has been teaching and coaching for over 30 years.