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Martial Arts History Museum

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Address: 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
Phone Number: 818-478-1722
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Explore the history of Asian martial arts.

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Small but interesting.

The museum is basically one room, but it is interesting & the owner/curator is super nice. It is multi-media (things to read, videos & props). If you're in the Burbank area, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Marlene H
woodland hills, United States
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The owner collects and asks for items from various martial artists, collection is varied and interesting....

Thank 100PENANG
woodland hills, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is basically one room, but it is interesting & the owner/curator is super nice. It is multi-media (things to read, videos & props). If you're in the Burbank area, it's something different to do. Go on Groupon to get discount tickets (I got 2/$9 today). While you are there, I recommend eating at Pinnochio Italian Restaurant/Deli & stopping... More 

Thank Marlene H
Fresno, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of the best kept secrets in Burbank. It's an interesting place for even non-Martial Artists. On Saturday, May 30th, the museum honored Douglas Wong for his contributions to the World of Martial Arts.

Thank dbrgdmn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I made a special trip to Burbank to attend "Eric Lee Day" at the museum. Eric has appeared in many movies throughout the years, and has been a guest on my TV show "Martial Arts Mania!". There were many other Martial Arts Movie Stars in the audience, too numerous to mention, but a few examples were: Don "The Dragon" Wilson,... More 

Thank Debbie G
Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From the outside, you'd never know just how much there is to see in this gem of a museum! What a unique way to learn about Asian culture and how it became part of American history. Every country in Asia with a history of martial arts is represented in a way that is enjoyable and informative. A bunch of new... More 

Thank Quincy Q
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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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 

1 Thank Alan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

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!

Thank Jeffrey D
Lakewood, California
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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 

2 Thank Lance P
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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 

1 Thank travlinfamily1
Burbank, California, United States
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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.

Thank Hector B

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