Martial Arts History Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 72% Off)

Burbank

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  • $6 for admission for two (up to a $16 value)
  • $9 for admission for four (up to a $32 value)

The museum traces martial arts' role in the histories of prominent Asian countries, the relationship between Asian arts and martial arts, and the influence of martial arts on American popular culture. Children younger than 6 are admitted for free.

Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum's exhibits chronicle martial arts' role in two stories: the histories of prominent Asian countries, and the cultural influence of Asian countries on America. Through paintings, musical instruments, and theatrical displays, the nonprofit organization's exhibits cover the origins and growth of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. As they trace those histories, they also zoom in on major events such as the Boxer Rebellion and the relationship between martial arts and Asian arts such as Chinese opera and Japanese Taiko drumming.

Fittingly for a museum whose designers included artists from Disney and The Simpsons, the space also contains a media section. Portions of this section analyze pop-culture staples such as Kung Fu Panda and Avatar: The Last Airbender, and other parts display movie memorabilia such as Ralph Macchio's headband from The Karate Kid, though his socks are kept in a hidden location known only to the world's three richest kings. The museum also hosts frequent events and classes that range from sushi seminars to sword-cutting performances.

Reviews

There are a number of unique items and memorabilia on display.

Joe R., Yelp, 7/10/11

Their displays of swords, ninja weapons and samurai armor were impressive. I especially liked the Hawaiian portion, with weapons made with shark teeth

Lacey P., Yelp, 9/6/12
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    Burbank

    2319 W Magnolia Blvd

    Burbank, California 91506

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In a Nutshell

Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

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Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Burbank

    2319 W Magnolia Blvd

    Burbank, California 91506

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