In addition to the wonderful displays at the Museum (designed by the people of Disney, the Simpsons, Dreamworks and more), the Museum’s huge draw are their events. From Sushi seminars, martial arts demonstrations, Asian musical performances, movie screenings, martial arts celebrity days and more, you don’t want to miss these great events.
Sunday Dec. 2, 2018
JOHN KRENG AND MELISSA CLASS GRADUATION
We are always honored to have John Kreng and Melissa Tracy host their film graduation here at the Museum. These two talented individuals host a wonderful series of workshops and classes on filmmaking and having them graduate here is amazing. Event is not open to the public.
Friday Dec. 7, 2018
6:30 pm to 8 pm
DR. Z FILM SCHOOL CRASH COURSE
How to successfully produce and distribute an independent film
Those attending the event will be invited to a casting call for Dr. Z’s upcoming film in 2019!
Hailed by Reel Asian Films as DVD’s new martial hero of 2005, Dr. Z (Martial Medicine Man, Combat Mortal, The American Dream, Chasing the dragon….) attended the UCLA film school during the 90’s and has personally starred in, written, produced and directed 13 independent feature films. He has shared his experiences in film making at lectures on campuses, martial arts conventions and film academies : from pre-production, script writing, acting, castings, cinematography, to production and distribution. This introduction on film school crash course series by Dr. Z shall take place at the Martial Arts History Museum on Friday Dec 7, 2018. From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. It promised to be a fun filled evening features the concise and essential steps in independent film production. It is a must for aspiring filmmakers. Class starts promptly at 6:30 PM Fee: $10 at the door.
Saturday Dec. 8, 2018
MUAY THAI BOOK SIGINING
Often referred to as the face of American Muay Thai, Kevin Ross got a late start to the sport. Not stepping foot into a gym until he was almost 23 years old, whereas most high-level fighters begin when they are still children. The feeling of already being so far behind motivated Kevin to push himself and sacrifice more than most were willing to. He knew that if he were ever going to “make it” he would have to drive himself as much as possible every second of every day. He needed to continually go up against the best, the ones that on paper he had no business being in there with. Kevin made a name for himself as the “face” of American Muay Thai with his aggressive, in your face, never quit style and attitude. Always staying true to his quote, ““I’d rather lose an exciting fight than win a boring one.”
Kevin Ross has been at the forefront of elevating American Muay Thai on the International scene; he is an inspiration to countless students of Muay Thai. A fighter, author, speaker and artist. Get an inside glimpse into the heart and mind of this modern day Renaissance man. This is his first book and he plans to write many more in the future that will follow along his unique life’s journey.
Sunday Dec. 9, 2018
MARK STEWART DAY at the Museum
Please join us as we honor on of the early practitioners of Bruce Lee’s concept, Jeet Kune Do. Mark Stewart is a very highly recognized leader in the JKD community and he was able to bring back Jeet Kune Do to Los Angeles Chinatown, where Bruce Lee taught. Let us celebrate his life and career and the contributions he continues to make in the world.
Friday Dec. 21, 2018
CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Museum
Please join us as we present the Martial Arts History Museum Christmas Party hosted by Eric Lee. This is a potluck event and as a special bonus, it will be the debut of Eric Lee’s music video. There will be singing and eating and lots of fun. It’s casual so don’t dress up.
TO BE RESCHEDULED
Due to the freeway closures as a result of the huge fire, GRACIELA CASILLAS DAY has been canceled.
Join us as we celebrate and honor the life of the pioneer of female kickboxing, Graciela Casillas. First kickboxing champ and boxing champ, a student of Dan Inosantos, a legend, a Museum Hall of Famer who has graced the covers of numerous magazines. She will also be debutted her new book “The Lion Within” at the event. So get the very first copies of the book right off the press, this is her first book. We will rebook this day for another time.