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Some would consider it so. however true Karate is not a sport and never will be, its an art and a way of life.

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Q: Is Karate a Japanese sport
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Karate is the most popular sport in what country?

There are currently more people participating in karate in the United States than any other country. Karate was not, however, created in the United States- it is originally a Japanese sport.

What sport is called empty hand?

Empty hand is Karate, a Japanese martial art.

Is karate a contact sport?

Yes, Karate is a contact sport.

What is different about sport karate and budo karate?

Sport karate is geared towards competition rather than as a martial art. Budō is simply a Japanese word for martial arts, with gendai budō referring to styles that came about after the Meiji restoration - karate, aikido, judo, kendo etc. As such ALL karate is "budo karate".

Is karate an olympic sport?

Karate is not a sport and as such cannot be in the Olympics. Taekwondo, a Korean sport that draws on many karate techniques, is codified to allow it to be done as a sport.

Is karate Japanese or chinease?

Karate is Japanese, is important in Japanease culture. If you are in karate or know it you would notice that most of the katas are japanese names.

What is karate is it jaanese or russian?

karate is Japanese

Is karate a boy sport?

No, karate is a unisex sport. It is made for both male and female.

What are facts about Japanese karate?

Japanese karate was created based on Okinawa karate. It came to Japan in the 1930's.

Where was the sport karate from?

Karate originated from Okinawa, japan.

Is karate a cruel sport?

No, Karate is not a cruel sport, no it teaches people how to defend themselves and have fun.

How do you say karate in Japanese?

i think karate is a Japanese word it means empty handed.

What is a karate belt called in Japanese?

a belt or a karate belt in Japanese is called obi

Do Japanese people do Karate?

Karate originated in Japan, therefore, it is reasonable to think that Japanese people would practice Karate.

How do you say karate school in Japanese?

Karate dojo.

What is a fun fact for karate?

Karate is a Japanese word.

Why is karate the best sport?

karate being the best sport is your OPINION, it cant be proven or given a reason why. i like karate and think it is a great sport, but you cant call it the best

What is the popular traditional japanese sport?

Sumo wrestlings would be a popular Japanese sport though that popularity has been on a decline. Judo, Kendo and Karate may also count though they double as a martial arts.

Who made Karate a sport?

World Karate Federation (WKF)

What sport is better karate or tennis?

Tennis is a sport. Karate is a martial art and should not treated as a 'game.'

Is karate the national sport of any country?

Taekwondo is considered a form of karate and is the national sport of South Korea.

What is the maximum age to compete in karate in the Olympics?

Karate is not an Olympic sport.

What are sports like karate?

Traditional karate is not a sport, it is a martial art.

What j is a sport similar to karate?

It is a martial art, but is somewhat different, but Judo and its root art of Jujutsu are Japanese martial arts.

Is there a sport that starts with K?