Natural Movement Self Defense

Kumu Ramsay Taum teaches Natural Movement Self Defense to high school students.

Beginner Outdoor 2-day Workshops
With Kumu Ramsay Taum

For Personal Protection and Self Development


Launching Fall 2022!

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LOCATION: Honoka’a High & Intermediate School HUB, Pa’alaea Garden, Honoka’a, Hawaii County

PROGRAM FEE: $20/person
with discount for families/groups of three or more
(Email Claire at to learn more.)



Learn Natural Movement Self Defense (NMSD), a method of self-protection based on movements and gestures you already know and use in daily life at home, work, and school that can be used to break contact and protect oneself or others in the case of an assault. NMSD integrates the values, principles and philosophies of Lua and Aloha.


What You Need to Bring

Yourself and Aloha spirit!
All other equipment will be supplied.
(All participants must follow state of Hawaii rules for COVID-19.)

Why are We Offering this Program Now?

The overall mission of this project is to support the transformative process and development of individuals (binary and non-binary, youth and adult) who feel safe, families which feel safe, and a community which feels safe. Says Kumu Ramsay Taum. “We promote the development of self-confidence in our students who, through NMSD training, know within themselves that they can protect themselves, their families, and their communities from predation.” Read more about the reasoning that inspires this program and how we imagine rolling it out over the next two years on our Information for Donors webpage.

About Kumu Ramsay Taum

Mentored and trained by respected kūpuna (elders), Kumu Ramsay Taum is an award-winning practitioner and instructor of Native Hawaiian practices: hoʻoponopono (stress release and mediation), lomi haha (body alignment) and Kaihewalu Lua (Hawaiian combat/battle art). Learn more at

Kumu Ramsay will be assisted by his daughter, Remi Taum Kawood, who has been training with her father since she was a child.

Program Partners

These Natural Movement Self Defense workshops are a pilot project of the Honoka’a High & Intermediate School, Kumu Ramsay Taum, and the Olohana Foundation, a nonprofit located on the Hāmākua Coast supporting community capacity-building programs. Learn more at


This pilot project will be offered subject to our being able to raise the necessary funds. Review the costs of this project on our page for Donors.

Make a Donation

If you’d like to support any part of this pilot project, please make a donation by clicking on the Donate button at the bottom of this page indicating your donation is for the self defense class. We thank you for your generous gift.

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Information for Donors