Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum
4.5
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We have moved to Glendale. The museum is a look at Asian art, history, culture and tradition. From ninjas to samurai, it's a fun place for the whole family to enjoy. Our new location takes an hour to go through. Field trips are welcome.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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DLZadventures
Apollo Beach, FL346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We flew in from Tampa and this was the top of my son's list of things to do. Well worth the visit. The gentleman that runs it was helpful and great to talk to. The museum covers both the history of martial arts as well as showcasing the different styles and world geography's approach to martial arts. They even have some great movie memorabilia. We learned quite a bit about the evolution of martial arts in America. Well worth the visit.
Written January 12, 2022
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Paul S
Costa Mesa, CA1,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 6, 2019
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happytraveler552
Bradenton, FL77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 11, 2019
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Ben E
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 21, 2018
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 6, 2018
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Rachel L
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 1, 2018
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Deonna2
Montgomery, IL500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 11, 2017
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 19, 2017
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nickh7777
West Jordan, UT36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 19, 2017
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dbrgdmn
Fresno, Ca197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 15, 2016
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