What’s Inside a Martial Arts History Museum?

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Martial Arts History Museum is designed as an educational, cultural and artistic experience in which visitors and young people can learn about each of the different Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, etc.) and how martial arts played a significant role in their culture, history and traditions. It also provides an historical look at American history with sections on the History of Anime, Martial Arts in America and Media arts including film, tv and magazines. The Martial Arts History Museum is something the whole family can enjoy from traditional Japanese Samurai, Theodore Roosevelt studying judo, Chinese lions, to such items as the Karate Kid headband, Mortal Kombat shield, etc.

The Museum will be open LATE on Thursday, August 25, at 1:30 pm.

Visit The Martial Arts Museum

The Martial Arts History Museum was designed by the artists of the Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks, The Simpsons and Halloween professionals who kindly donated their time and services to make the Martial Arts History Museum an enjoyable place for the whole family. It is not a who’s who, it is not a sports museum, rather, it is about history, culture, art, music and tradition and how Asian history became part of American history.

Impact Our Future

August 13, 2016 is the official launching or our “Impact Our Future” campaign to raise enough funds to move into a larger location here in Burbank. We are asking every school, every student, everyone who enjoys museums, to make a one-time donation of $50, to $100 or more. CLICK HERE

Group Visits

If you are looking for a change in field trip destinations, the Martial Arts History Museum is an excellent alternative. We continually hosts a number of tours from unified schools districts, home schools, special education schools, seniors and martial arts schools. Tours take approximately 1 hour to enjoy. They include time to enjoy the Museum, a docent-led tour PLUS a fun Scavenger Hunt to earn a Museum sticker. We provide an extremely affordable group rate.

William Chris Ford Day

Let’s all gather together at the Museum, this August 27, 2016, to celebrate the life of one of the most amazing and generous individuals you will ever meet, William Chris Ford. A former regionally ranked tournament champion, he runs a very successful school and is a huge fundraiser for St. Jude’s hospital. This event is a wonderful opportunity to say “thank you” for making an impact on our lives. Don’t be late. It’s only $10 and it starts at 4 pm. Dress is casual.

Events and Seminars

The Martial Arts History Museum hosts a variety of unique events and seminars twice a month. From Honor Days, special screenings, Samurai history, language workshops, sushi seminars, animation drawings, craft displays, martial art demonstrations to sword cutting performances, makes the facility a place to visit frequently. We have some fantastic events that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Please visit the Martial Arts History Museum’s events page.

Museum T-Shirts

A new line of Museum t-shirts has just been released. Two dozen unique designs that we know you will love. From kid sizes to womens sizes to adults, we’ve got our connection through Amazon so you can be assured of a fast delivery. There are many different colors to choose from so don’t be shy.

Martial Arts History Museum

Learn About Culture and History

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The Martial Arts History Museum is an exciting place for the entire family to enjoy. Even if you’ve never done martial arts in your life, you will have a great time exploring how Asian history became part of American history through film, tv, animation and more. Artifacts include several Japanese Samurai, a unique look as the artistry of the Ninja or trans the roots of anime through our animation timeline.

If you enjoy movies and television, you will love our flim/tv timeline tracing roots to Anna May Wong and Akira Kurasawa’s epic film, the Seven Samurai. It takes close to an hour to visit the museum and scheduled tours are available.