Museum Gets a New Home!

michael matsuda pavilion

Finally, the Museum has a New Home

After so much struggle, year after year, so much heartache and so many broken promises, we have been able to continue to move forward and finally, we have a new location for the Martial Arts History Museum.

Although we have enjoyed our current location in Burbank, CA, we just don’t have enough walk-by traffic and we are not big enough to hold larger events. We are also not large enough for the school districts to visit.

After a year of negotiation, we now have our new, nearly 8,000-square-foot facility (4x our current size), in the great city of Glendale, CA. So many thanks to Karen Matsuda, former Senator Richard Alarcon, icon Michelle Manu, and little ol’ me working to make it happen. And most of all, to all of you who have continued to support us all these years.

We have already begun the move and will close our current facility with a big farewell party on Dec. 9, 2023. It’s going to be a potluck and a fundraiser.

To help us in the move, because we need more walls, more displays, and more cases, we have launched a $15,000 fundraiser. We hope you will continue to support us as we make our move and hopefully, re-open sometime in February.

Here is the link:


Thank you all for your support.

Michael Matsuda
Museum president and founder

Sunday, Nov. 12 is the Immortal Shaolin Event!
Join us for a rare event between the Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu—and Immortal Studios, the entertainment powerhouse that’s elevating the genre of martial arts storytelling known as Wuxia.

This landmark event will bring you on a journey from Shaolin’s 1,500-year-old origins, all the way to its present influence in everything from films and television to its profound spiritual teachings just now being discovered by quantum physics.

During this one-time-only experience the Abbot Shi Young and Shaolin monks will share their teachings through meditation, internal energy practices, and martial artistry—alongside a community of people passionate about the possibilities of human potential.

For more info, CLICK HERE:


Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Cost: $10
ACTION LEGENDS: Warriors of the Silver Screen Documentary at the Museum

Enjoy this “red carpet” event as you enjoy meeting the stars the producers and directors of one of the newest martial arts action film documentaries as it’s just now being released. Enjoy the screening of this new film.


Saturday, December 2, 2023 (tentative)
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Cost: $20
JOYCELYNE LEW Day at the Museum

She’s the beautiful, the deadly, the celebrity actress and cooking master, let’s honor her at the Museum.


Saturday, December 9, 2023
NEW TIME: 6 pm
Cost: POTLUCK or $10

Instead of the Museum Christmas Party, it’s the Museum’s Farewell Party!!! We have a new location and Dec. 9 is our last day here in Burbank. This is a great opportunity to say, “you were there!” Everyone will be there. Stars like Joe Mantegna, Cynthia Rothrock, Don Wilson and so many more. This is going to be huge, huge, huge!!! Our last day here and you don’t want to miss it.