Michelle Manu

With over 40 years of experience in martial arts, Kumu Mānu is a trailblazer in the field, holding the esteemed 10th Degree Black Belt in the indigenous Hawaiian warrior art of Lua. As the only high-ranking female teacher of this ancient practice in over two centuries, she serves as a beacon of empowerment and cultural preservation.

Beyond her martial arts expertise, Kumu Mānu boasts a diverse background, having excelled in various disciplines including American football, gymnastics, cheerleading, and professional Polynesian Hula dancing. She has shared her knowledge as an instructor at prestigious institutions such as UCLA and has taught self-protection to individuals in high-risk environments, including pilots, healthcare professionals, and women facing domestic violence.

Kumu Mānu’s influence extends far beyond the martial arts community, as she has been featured in numerous publications worldwide and honored with prestigious awards, including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into multiple martial arts halls of fame.

A multifaceted talent, Kumu Mānu is also a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, appearing in shows, films, podcasts, and live television. She is a prolific author, with several books in the pipeline, and holds impressive academic credentials, including a Juris Doctorate and advanced degrees in business and metaphysical science.

With her wealth of experience and dedication to empowering others, Kumu Mānu continues to make an indelible mark on the martial arts world and beyond.


Michelle will be doing autographs, photo ops, a panel and a meet & greet in the VIP Lounge. 

Get Ready To Feed Your Fandom!

Select opportunities below to exclusively get up close and personal with Michelle at the Ultimate Sports Bash.
He will be doing autographs, photo ops, a panel and also a meet & greet in the VIP Lounge.

Event Tickets

Ultimate Sports Bash is a sports fest giving fans the chance to connect with their sports heroes. Join professional, college & retired athletes for Q&A’s, photo ops and autographs.
Enjoy team zones, vendor booths, clinics, demos, and kid zones. Celebrate everything you love about sports fandom with 20,000 fellow fans.

Athlete Autograph

The Autograph Zone provides a unique opportunity to meet sports celebrities, athletes, and special guests. You can collect signatures, interact with your idols, and create unforgettable memories.

Athlete Photo Op

Photo ops give you the opportunity to get up close with your favorite athletes and walk away with proof. Our professional photographers ensures a high quality image and same-day printing services for attendees to take home lasting mementos. 

Spots are limited so book soon before they sell out!

Athlete Panel

With multiple rooms and stages, panels are the core of the event. They are included in the price of admission and give you the chance to hear from all our featured guests as well as other experts and personalities.
From the fun to the fascinating, there will be plenty for every type of fan!