It was a very exciting week of training and free community workshops between Thursday February 5, 2015 and Sunday February 8, 2015  as 9th Degree Black Belt Kumu Michelle Manu taught self defense techniques and personal development.  She also taught a very powerful women's self defense class that was designed to not only teach situational survival, but also empowered each women that was fortunate enough to attend her workshopl

Training began at Reid's Shaolin Martial Arts (RSMA) on Thursday February February 5, 2015 as Kumu Michelle taught the "Fundamentals" of of Hawaiian Kaihewlu Lua.  An effective art of combat and self development that has rarely been seen outside of Hawaii.

On Friday night,  February 6, 2015, Kumu Michelle taught her Free Community Service Workshop for women.  The event was well attended with more than 50 woman attending the event.  Everyone shared with the group from their experiences and everyone left knowing a little bit more about who they are and how to survive an attack if they are so misfortunate as to have one.  Kumu Michelle also taught traditional Hula and shared other aspects of Hawaiian culture.

Kumu Michelle also interviewed Master Reid for the Masters Hall of Fame World News.  Master Reid is a 2014 Masters Hall of Fame inductee.  Below is a Sneak Peek of the interview and the full interview will shortly be available at Masters Hall Of Fame World News.

On Saturday Morning February 7, 2015  Kumu Michelle took a moment to teach the kids and the "Keikis" loved every moment of their time with Kumu Michelle

Saturday afternoon featured a works shop on Kaihewlu Lua empty hand technique and an introduction to Hawaiian weapons of Lua.  regardless of your system, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Jiu Jitsu, MMA etc this was a great workshop that everyone could take something from.

Sunday February 8, 2015 marked the final workshop for 2015 at RSMA for Kumu Michelle.  Here the focus was traditional Hawaiian Lua Weapons and how to successfully deploy them in combat.  Students loved this and everyone could see the sparkle in Kumu Michelle's eyes as she taught a variety of weapons.

The visit was also not all work as Kumu Michelle got the opportunity to sit and talk and enjoy the company of a number of RSMA students at a variety of different venues!  All and all this was a fabulous visit and RSMA looks forward to hosting Kumu Michelle again in 2015!

To contact Kumu Michelle to find out more information about her, Kaihewlu Lua training or to inquire about weapons visit www.michellemanu.com.

Master Michael Reid (Founder of Reid's Shaolin Martial Arts) & Kumu Michelle Manu

Master Michael Reid (Founder of Reid's Shaolin Martial Arts) & Kumu Michelle Manu


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