Some schools teach karate as a sport.
Some schools teach karate as a martial art.
Schools of both types may allow full contact, however, most will not as the insurance requirements and liability are too high to allow it. As such pads and protective gear will be required.
No, it is not. Gymnastics is a non-contact sport.
Yes, Karate is a contact sport.
No, karate is a unisex sport. It is made for both male and female.
No, Karate is not a cruel sport, no it teaches people how to defend themselves and have fun.
Taekwondo is considered a form of karate and is the national sport of South Korea.
Karate is not an Olympic sport.
First of all the thing that we call "sport karate" is NOT karate at all. Because all they do there is wear those gloves and punch each other in order to win medals. They destroy the whole philosophy that karate has. They turn a martial art into a useless sport.
Yes because they have it in high school and jr. high
Yes Karate Is fun for family or friends. It is a Fun self-defence Sport
Karate is not an Olympic sport. However, Tai Kwon Do is an Olympic sport and there have been a number of gold medals for the United States in this sport.
Karate has not been demonstrated as an Olympic sport yet.