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Martial Arts History Museum

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A Surprise Gem

Such a cool place for martial arts enthusiasts. Great displays and so well organized. Easy to get... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Bradenton, Florida
Martial Arts History Museum - a must see if you are in the LA area!

The museum presents an incredible, concise history of martial arts with room to grow! With over 50... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2319 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506-1735
+1 818-478-1722
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Such a cool place for martial arts enthusiasts. Great displays and so well organized. Easy to get to and easy parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The museum presents an incredible, concise history of martial arts with room to grow! With over 50 years of experience in the martial arts world, Michael Matsuda, founder and president of the museum has written for and consulted on numerous martial arts publications and filmography....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Martial arts legend James Lew was honored at the museum on November 4. James Lew has had an illustrious career in show business since the early 1970s when he played a young Shaolin Monk on the TV series “Kung Fu”. James won the Emmy for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum! It’s small and can probably be in and done within and hour. But it is beautiful, filled with info, and has some really fun stuff. The people were very kind and we really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel L
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

From real life martial artists to ones in film, this place displayed and honored all. Even martial arts in animation! Check the website, sometimes they have events and the actual martial artists are there! My favorite part was the small Karate Kid section, I loved...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Held the day after Dragonfest, celebrities such as Emmy Nominee, James Lew were on hand to meet and greet visitors to the museum. Photo ops were available on the red carpet outside the museum. Other celebrities included Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Douglas Wong, Art Camacho,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

We stopped here because three people in my family are martial artists. It is a cool place to visit. It is smaller than expected. They have a scavenger hunt for little kids, and it is cool to learn about the history of many martial arts...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Nick H
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I went to Burbank to film "Ewart Chin Day" at the museum for my TV show "Martial Arts Mania!". It's like a family reunion every time I go here. It's a gathering place for friends and fellow martial artists. I love this place!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

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

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank 100PENANG
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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