The Martial Arts History Museum is the world’s first and only museum of its kind. Designed by the artists of Walt Disney Productions, DreamWorks, The Simpsons and more, it is a wonderful place for the whole family to enjoy. From the Samurai to the Ninja to Hawaiian warriors to Filipino dancing, it is very unique and creatively designed.
A non-profit organization, the 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.
The Museum is not designed as a “kick and punch or a who’s who” facility, it is a timeline of how Asian history became part of American history. It is developing a better understanding of diverse cultures and a wonderful outreach for the community. In addition to focusing upon the different countries, the Museum also includes a section on the media arts: films, television and print. “The studios have been great with bringing over pros. This includes a dragon from Cold Case, the actual headband worn by Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid all the way to animation such as Hong Kong Phooey and Kung Fu Panda.
The Museum also hosts a variety of unique events and seminars every other weekend. From 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 great seminars because so many kind people want to give back to the arts that have helped them succeed in life and they are so wonderful to donate their time and effort,” concludes Matsuda.
The Museum is located at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA (cross street Buena Vista). Cost is only $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-15 years old. It is open from Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. It is a 501(c)(3) organization so donations and support are tax-deductible and encouraged. Group rates and special tours are also available upon request. Martial Arts History Museum, Martial Arts Museum and Martial Arts History are registered trademarks of the Martial Arts History Museum.
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