Looking for a Fun Place for Kids to learn and enjoy?

Los Angeles Museums are the best and making its way up the ladder is the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. Designed as an educational, cultural and artistic experience, it is a place 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 Hollywood films, tv and magazines. The Martial Arts History Museum is something the whole family can enjoy from a collection of 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 closed on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 for a special event.


Looking for the “Best Museums in Los Angeles”, then you will love the Martial Arts History Museum. 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.


Plan your next “field trip” for the Martial Arts History Museum. We provide “Unified School District Tours”, “Home School Tours”, “Special Education Tours”, “Senior Tours”, and more. The Museum is also a great place for “After School Activities”, “YMCA Events”, “Boys & Girls Clubs”, and a Fun Place for Kids to Enjoy. 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. Affordable group rate.


The Martial Arts History Museum hosts a variety of unique events and seminars twice a month. From Honor Days, movie screenings, anime exhibits, Asian artistry, 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.


We are so excited about our new show called “Coffee at the Museum.” You can find it on the museum’s official YouTube Channel. Each week, you will enjoy a fun and educational look at martial arts and Asian history. From culture to tradition, from music to art, from places to visit and so much more. Visit the Martial Arts Museum Channel here


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Dragonfest 2017

We hope everyone is enjoying Flying Five Finger Tuesday! We sent our own Chuey Martinez to DRAGONFEST from the Martial Arts History Museum get the full experience of a Martial Arts Festival!

Posted by El Rey Network on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A LOOK AT 2017

It was the biggest and best martial arts expo you ever went to. So professionally run, it was filled with 2,000 visitors making it the most people in Dragonfest history. From Michael Jai White, Joe Mantegna, Robin Shou, Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and so many more. Plus a ton of cultural performances and it was such a huge place. Visit DragonfestExpo.com

Martial Arts History Museum

Learn About Culture and History

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.

The Museum would like to extend its gratitude for the following foundations, organizations and larger contributors:

Another unique way to support the MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY MUSEUM is through buying your Amazon products through the Amazon Smile program:

• Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Martial Arts History Museum whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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CLICK HERE to register the Martial Arts History Museum as your charitable organization today!