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Martial Arts History Museum

2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
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Ranked #9 of 9 Attractions in Burbank
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Explore the history of Asian martial arts.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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