Yes, Karate is a contact 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.
Karate originated from Okinawa, japan.
No, Karate is not a cruel sport, no it teaches people how to defend themselves and have fun.
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
World Karate Federation (WKF)
Tennis is a sport. Karate is a martial art and should not treated as a 'game.'
Taekwondo is considered a form of karate and is the national sport of South Korea.
Karate is not an Olympic sport.
Traditional karate is not a sport, it is a martial art.