Museum Events for June 2023

Enjoy a listing of our upcoming events at the Martial Arts History Museum.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Cost: FREE


In the 1970s, Sammy Pace was one of the premier fighters on the tournament circuit. A member of the Black Karate Federation (BKF), Sammy tore up the competition and won championship after championship. But Sammy had another passion as well, art. Through the years, Sammy became known as one of the most-after artists in the world. His work has appeared throughout the Rapid Transit Authority, public events, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Watts Tower Festival, and many more. He has done artwork for such notables as Nancy Wilson, Poncho Sanchez, Eddie Palmarie, and more. This will be a spectacular evening as his artwork will be spread around the museum, plus a time on stage with a one-on-one Q&A talk about his work and to top it off, an auctioning of one of his pieces to support the museum.


Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Cost: $20

CARL VAN METER DAY at the Museum

Carl Van Meter is an accomplished martial artist and actor. He has been featured in over 18 films as an actor and 7 as a stunt performer. Some of his work includes the television series Sangre Negar/Black Blood, Fight of Fury, Xmas Knight, the Martial Arts Kid, 1000 Ways to Die, Homicide Hunter, Cross and many more. Let’s join together and celebrate the life of Carl Van Meter.


Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: $50 Adults / Kids FREE


It’s the biggest event of the year and the greatest martial arts convention in the world. Where stars and icons meet fans!!!! From all-day performances to over 100 vendor booths to 10 seminars by some of the greatest champions in the world, it’s the biggest reunion of the greatest of the great in the world. Plus, it is the biggest charity fundraiser for the museum.

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sensei cap

It’s always a great way to support the museum, getting some great merchandise. This week we feature our new SENSEI cap. Yes, what a great surprise for your teacher.



We are thrilled to report that things are really moving forward for the new location of the Martial Arts History Museum. We found a place, all looks good, we are just waiting for the paperwork and approval from the city of Glendale, CA. It's almost 4x our current size so we will be a very nice sized facility. In the meantime, we are going to need additional walls, displays, podiums, art, etc., so please consider now more than ever, making a donation to our $5 Million fundraiser.
As we are in the midst of final negotiations for our new location, we are going to need more walls, display cases, artwork, etc. So, we ask that you give to support this great cause, having a museum for all to enjoy.
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Museum Makes the News
This past weekend, we celebrate AAPI month by giving out 1,000 finger stun devices to the adult community. And, the wonderful Phil Ige from Channel 5 News KTLA was there to cover the event.


Martial Arts History Museum
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