How big is Kyokushin in Japan?
I was wondering about what is the status of Kyokushin in Japan?
Do people in general (non karateka) know of its existence or anything about it?
Do many people in general know who Mas Oyama was. Did he have any kind of celebrity status? What about Gichin Funakoshi or Jigoro Kano?
Do Japanese people (non-karateka) know much about karate in general and its different styles.
How big is karate compared to for example judo and sumo wrestling and other japanese and non-japanese martial arts?
(I've heard that professional sumo wrestling is really popular, with huge amounts of money, and that sumo wrestlers are very well known celebrities).
If I understand correctly most secondary-/high schools (and colleges perhaps too?) have judo teams. Is that correctly understood? Do you find Karate or Kendo or other Japanese MA in most or many high schools or is it maybe not associated with the schools in the same way as judo?