Kumu Michelle Manu is considered one of the leading experts on the Hawaiian art of Lua. Under her teacher Solomon Kaihewalu, he is the first and only female master of the Lua artform. Carrying on the traditions of her teacher, she is also a master of making Lua weaponry. Manu is also the founder of the SHE (Super Hero Experience) program that is designed to empower women. Manu is considered the arts biggest advocate, not only promoting the effectiveness of Lua, but demonstrating the connection between Hula dancing and Lua fighting. She is one of the most powerful women you will ever meet. She was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum in 2016.