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Museum launches “Impact Our Future” campaign
Burbank, CA – In a bold move, the Martial Arts History Museum is asking for assistance from museum goers, martial artists, philanthropists, companies, schools owners, martial arts instructors, school owners and more to help the Museum grow. Experiencing “growing pains” the Museum is no longer able to keep up with the demand of tour requests from the Unified School district, home schools, martial arts schools and more. The place just isn’t big enough to handle 2,000 kids a day as the Natural History Museum is able to do everyday.
Join is as we ask each person to make a one-time donation of $50 to $100 or more. If everyone comes on board, we can move into a much larger facility that would accommodate a huge crowd. If you have benefited from the martial arts, become a star and more, then let’s give back to the community who supported you all along the way.
Be part of something huge!!! Make an Impact on Our Future!!!
Impact Our Future T-Shirt
For those donating $100 or more, they will be getting our new Museum Campaign t-shirt. Here, film star Americus Abesamis poses with his new shirt.
Join the Campaign
Museum Hall of Famer (2003) and Bishop Donnie Williams gets his shirt for the campaign. You can too.
Making Our Future Plans
Please join us as we look forward to making our future plans for the museum and the community.
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The Martial Arts History Museum is not just about the martial arts, it is an Asian Art Museum in California. From the designs of the samurai, the uniqueness of Thailand murals, the beauty of Korean culture to the weapon artistry of the Philippines. It is a place that celebrates Asian-American artistry.
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Burbank, the San Fernando Valley and more, we are all part of the great Los Angeles community. The Martial Arts History Museum brings new life to the museum community. Yes, we have art museums, music museums, grammy museums and museums that are so tall you can’t even see the sky. But now, comes the world’s first Martial Arts History Museum.
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The Martial Arts History Museum is about history. Featuring diverse cultures, it is a new ethnic museum in California. It reveals how Asians overcame racism, prejudice and more to bring martial arts to America. Bong Soo Han struggled for many years as a cab driver before people would accept Hapkido (they thought it was a food).
How the Museum Began
Michael Matsuda is the founder and president of the Martial Arts History Museum. Beginning as a traveling exhibit in 1999, the museum traveled across the nation and opened in Santa Clarita in 2006 and relocated to Burbank in 2010.