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Martial Arts History Museum

Address: 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
Phone Number: 818-478-1722
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Burbank
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Explore the history of Asian martial arts.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Explore the history of Asian martial arts.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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125 reviews 125 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was in the area and checked TripAdvisor to see what museums were in the Burbank area. Being a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do I was interested to see that there was a martial arts museum. It's a small storefront and Michael, the founder is there to greet you. He made it very clear that this was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you're a Martial arts fan & you've got about 40 minutes to spare, head over to this museum... It's not gonna inundate you with info, yet there's enough to teach you a few things you may not have known... Give it a try!

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Lakewood, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect when came here, but this museum packs a lot into a small space. We talked to Michael, the director of the museum, and this is obviously a labor of love. The museum attempts to give a brief history of martial arts throughout the world, covering such diverse topics as Hawaiian martial arts (Lua), and... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had never heard of this museum before, but a Groupon came up for $9 for a family for four so we decided to go. We thought it was fantastic, and we all had a great time. There was only one other family there when we came and they were leaving so we had the museum all to ourselves. There... More 

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Burbank, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a cool spot with some knowledge and history. I like it because it's nice and quiet and gives you a chance to learn about martial arts.

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Burbank, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Burbank seems an odd place for a Martial Arts History Museum. The location is a little small, but they try to pack a lot in. They have costumes and weapons and videos from many kinds of martial arts. There is also a movie section, of course, showing martial arts in movies, with some posters and props. I enjoyed seeing the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I came in at around 1pm. Most of the information that they presented are already available out there. Some museum pieces have been donated by well-known martial artist that gives credibility to their collection. I would like to see more museum pieces in the future and kudos to the people that created this museum for the martial arts.

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Fresno, Ca
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

If you're ever in Burbank, Martial Artists and Non-Martial Artists alike will enjoy and benefit from a visit to this unique museum. Curator Michael Matsuda is friendly, and happy to answer questions about the museum.

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Burbank, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This museum has been open for 10 months and I don't think many people know about it yet. It's a small building on Magnolia that I only noticed driving by when they had their Grand Opening sign out. My husband and I bought a deal from Living Social when it came up. Regular admission is still very reasonably priced. We... More 

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