Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank: Hours, Address, Martial Arts History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum
4.5
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Explore the history of Asian martial arts.
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4.5
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Paul S
Costa Mesa, CA1,655 contributions
Interesting Little Museum
Mar 2019 • Family
Honestly, I hadn't heard of this place until my son and I were invited to visit by a friend for his event. This is a unique little museum. While the event took up most of our time there, we did have a few minutes to walk through the museum. It's a small "store-front" type of museum contains a pretty good overview of the various martial arts.

As the other reviews cover the museum, here's some logistics to consider:

Parking: It's all street parking and limited to two hours. Check the signs. There is a parking structure but it's for another building so don't park there. Park on Brighton or Lincoln north of Magnolia and then walk over. It'll get you off the main street.

Restaurants: There are some small eatery's within walking distance up and down Magnolia.

Burbank has a lot to offer so if you're in the area, add this little gem to your itinerary.
Written 6 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

happytraveler552
Bradenton, FL85 contributions
A Surprise Gem
Feb 2019 • Family
Such a cool place for martial arts enthusiasts. Great displays and so well organized. Easy to get to and easy parking.
Written 11 February 2019
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Ben E
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
Martial Arts History Museum - a must see if you are in the LA area!
Nov 2018 • Family
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. I enjoyed a great conversation with him on the museum, its exhibits and the Hall of Fame martial artists captured in his 3 volume set. You can also purchase copies of the 3-volume set of Martial Arts Hall of Fame with Volume 4 coming out in early 2019. My whole family enjoyed the experience, even both my daughters!
Written 21 November 2018
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca207 contributions
James Lew Day At The Museum
Nov 2018 • Friends
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 his stunt coordination on the TV series “Luke Cage.” It was an honor just to be part of the crowd that gathered at the museum for this event.
Written 6 November 2018
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Rachel L
26 contributions
A+
Jul 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 1 July 2018
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Deonna2
Montgomery, IL510 contributions
Enjoyable afternoon!
Jun 2017 • Solo
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 that movie!
Written 11 November 2017
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca207 contributions
Red Carpet Event
Aug 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, and many more. This was a great event, and I hope to see more like it in the not too distant future.
Written 19 August 2017
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nickh7777
West Jordan, UT41 contributions
Good Place to Visit in Burbank, CA.
Apr 2017 • Family
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 and they have cool exhibits there too. I would recommend a visit to this place if you can.
Written 19 April 2017
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca207 contributions
Ewart Chin Day
Jun 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!
Written 15 June 2016
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LELAND S
LOS ANGELES508 contributions
One of a kind in San Fernando Valley
Oct 2014
The owner collects and asks for items from various martial artists, collection is varied and interesting....
Written 6 September 2015
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Martial Arts History Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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