WELCOME TO
MICHELLE MANU’S WEBSITE

Actress, Martial Artist, Stunt Coordinator and More.

WELCOME TO
MICHELLE MANU’S WEBSITE

Actress, Martial Artist, Stunt Coordinator and More.

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    Violence Against Women Act – Michelle Manu on CBS News

    VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN:  MICHELLE MANU ON CBS NEWS Empowering women through self defense Congress has made progress in addressing the violence that many women experience at the hands of acquaintances, partners and strangers. But threats to women’s safety persist, so more women are taking their power back through self-defense courses. Lua instructor Michelle Manu joined […]

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    Honor The Pause

    Have you ever had an instance where you are in a great mood until you encountered something—or someone—that makes you react emotionally? This is how we define an “emotional trigger”. All of us experience these triggers. They provide an opportunity to resolve past experiences, or at least work towards acknowledgement, acceptance, and transcendence.

  • Profile of a Predator

    PROFILE OF A PREDATOR: HUMAN PREDATOR-HUMAN PREY Map of the Battlefield By: Michelle Manu, JD, BMsc “A complex or stratified human society can be thought of as an ecosystem. Within it, humans (all a single species), because of their differing social classes, roles, and occupations, can act, in effect, as different species.To the extent that some exploit […]

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Michelle Manu Multi-talented, International

Michelle Manu is a multi-disciplinarian who holds a law degree, with credentials from Harvard Business School.

She is a 10th Black Belt and teacher (Kumu) of the rarely seen ancient Hawaiian Combat Art, Lua. 

Michelle has earned a Juris Doctorate, business credentials from George Washington University, senior executive leadership credentials from Harvard Business School, and is a 2020 candidate for a double doctorate (MscD and PhD) in Metaphysical Science and Philosophy.

Michelle is an actress and fight choreographer, and a professional Polynesian dancer and teacher.

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Michelle is known for her accomplishments as a 10th Black Belt and teacher (Kumu) of the rarely seen ancient Hawaiian Combat Art, Lua. She is the only woman accepted as a disciple and earn the title of teacher (Kumu) under Grand Master (‘Olohe) Solomon Kaihewalu in over 40 years.


Michelle is also the only woman, thus far, to be given the designation of “Knight Commander” of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I for her continued work in promoting, protecting, and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through the Lua. She was inducted into the 2016 Martial Arts History Museum’s Hall of Fame for altering the course of history of martial arts.

Martial Artist

michelle manu actor

Actress

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Actress:
R Culture (pre-production)
Leilani
Femme d’Action (TV Movie) (post-production)
Contestant
IN3DRAGON (post-production)
Amber
Stunts
  R Culture (stunts: self defense coordinator) (pre-production)
 2019 Michael Caine (TV Series) (stunt coordinator – 2 episodes)
– Informant (2019) … (stunt coordinator)
– Disloyalty (2019) … (stunt coordinator)

Self
 2019 Martial Arts History Museum: Michelle Manu (Documentary)
Herself

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Michelle has consulted on far-ranging situations like after 9/11 when she trained flight attendants in effective self-defense moves, and most recently when Realty One Group had her as a guest on their monthly Zoom get together.

The group was amazed and impressed by her common sense approach, and has made arrangements to have her back as soon as possible!

Self-Defense Consultant

TV Host

Masters Hall Of Fame

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Michelle has done pre-recorded, live action, woman-on-the-street interviews for various halls of fame and fight venues. 

Her quick wit, electric smile and intense focus on her subjects guarantees a fun but in-depth result. 

People just love talking to her and it shows in how engaged her interview subjects are.

 

 

 

Video Wall Various Seminars, Interviews

MICHELLE MANU ON CBS NEWS – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Keynote: Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD)

Women In Industry

Lua Seminar 2

52 Masters Interview

Lua Seminar

Lua Seminar

S.H.E. 2

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