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When Michael Mat­suda, ac­tor and prac­ti­tioner of mon­key kung fu, hatched a plan to build the Mar­tial Arts His­tory Mu­seum, few thought he would suc­ceed. That was 18 years ago, and the in­sti­tu­tion just keeps get­ting big­ger and bet­ter. In ad­di­tion to its per­ma­nent dis­plays on the world’s fight­ing arts, the Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia–based or­ga­ni­za­tion hosts spe­cial events like book sign­ings, movie screen­ings and the Dragon­fest, the ul­ti­mate mar­tial arts expo held ev­ery Au­gust. MARTIALARTSMUSEUM.COM

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