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.

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.

A Great School Field Trip

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.

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.

Impact Our Future Campaign

September, 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. If we get enough funds, we can apply for a matching grant to help us in this quest. Let’s all make a difference together. CLICK HERE

Samurai Sword Seminar

Coming this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 is our much anticipated Samurai Sword Seminar. Hosted by Rafael Kosche of The History Channel, A&E, and Ancient Aliens, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most lethal and beautiful weapon in history. It’s only $10 and it starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 6 pm. Don’t be late.

Museum Store now Available

Working with Amazon, we have been able to make shopping for martial arts related items more accessible. We’ve spent some time organizing things for your convenience. From books to dvds to artifacts to very cool Asian style items. If you are looking for a unique gift for that certain martial artists, you can find it here. CLICK HERE.

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.
• You can select the museum, a charitable organization, after signing in.
• AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
• Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

CLICK HERE to register the Martial Arts History Museum as your charitable organization today!