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

Nestled in the city of Burbank, the Martial Arts History Museum is designed as an Asian 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 a 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 and it is a great place for home school kids and public school kids to get an education about Asian history and write book reports about it. It is affordable and convenient.

Martial Arts History Museum

The Museum Event Calender

We are thrilled that we are able to re-open our EVENTS for all to enjoy. The museum hosts some great festivities such as “honor days,” “movie screening,” “mini-concerts,” “craft fairs” and “book signings.” 
– Oct. 16 – Karen Sheperd Day at the Museum
– Oct. 23 – Gregg Wooldridge Day at the Museum
– Nov. 6 – Private Party
– Nov. 20 – Benny Urquidez Day
– Dec. 4 – Gambling Night Fundraiser
– Dec. 11 – Ajarn Chai Sirisute Day at the Museum

Check out our Events Page: CLICK HERE


The Martial Arts History Museum can be described in a lot of ways: 1) We are an educational facility teaching about history, 2) We are primarily an Asian museum sharing the positive impact the martial arts made in America, 3) Understanding Asian culture and tradition and how martial arts became part of American history. However, one of the other important things about the museum is that it is a benefit to the local community. From blood drives to uniforms and equipment to low-income families, to working with those physically and mentally challenged to hosting senior groups to conducting seminars on self-improvement including how to use the internet to earn funds or how to write a book or how we can work together against #AsianHate. The museum is more than just the “home for the martial arts worldwide,” it is a place that is an asset to Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and beyond. It is fully supported by your donations.

NOTE: The museum will be closed Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

It’s important that we do all we can to help the martial arts community grow. Through this page, we will provide workforce development and special tips that will help you and your business grow.

Coming this February, the greatest martial artists in the world gather together to share their techniques, movements and their personal method of fighting in an ongoing course to support the Museum.

The Martial Arts School Owners Group is available free-of-charge on Facebook. Created by School Owner Fariborz Azhakh, this is a terrific way for school owners to keep in touch and share information.

Enjoy the Museum’s New YOUTUBE CHANNEL. From “Biographies,” to our “Expert Class” to our “Pictoral History” to our latest “10 Things You Didn’t Know About…” Just CLICK HERE TO ENJOY.


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.


If you want to know more about the Museum, get the behind the scenes of their projects, keep updated on things that are happening and get special videos that only a rare few get to see, then PATREON.COM is for you. If you believe in the museum and support museum president Michael Matsuda’s effort to keep our history alive, then we invite you to show your support through our new “PATREON” page. Click Here for more info.


Enjoy the release of the Museum’s first children’s book, “The Adventures of Ichi & His Friend”. With characters created and represent the Martial Arts History Museum, it is now available on Amazon. CLICK HERE


This governor has ordered all events, including Dragonfest, closed. DRAGONFEST.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.
• 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!


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