I don't think you can pin the blame on that to any one person. There are many styles that continue to stay away from the idea of competing in karate as a sport.
karate has never been an olympic sport unfortunatly.
Yes, Karate is a contact sport.
No, karate is a unisex sport. It is made for both male and female.
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.
Traditional karate is not a sport, it is a martial art.
Karate is not an Olympic sport.