Talent management is a broad concept in the field of discovering, developing and achieving talent, and talent search is a part of this process and more clearly in the early parts of this process. The purpose of this study was to design a talent management model in Iranian karate with a combined design approach. The research method was a two-stage exploratory combination of instrument making. Qualitative research method, qualitative case study and potential participants included 12 karate experts and university professors and professors proficient in talent identification by snowball sampling method. The statistical population of this research included all athletes, provincial board managers, federation managers, talent scouts, referees and karate coaches, whose number is 500 people. The statistical sample was 217 people according to Morgan table and random sampling was considered available. The results showed that the corresponding T value of each factor has a significant effect and the whole framework of the talent management model in Iranian karate was approved. Also, retention factors with an effect of 0.86 is the most important factor in the framework of the talent management model in Iranian karate. Therefore, due to the need to find talent in sports, especially karate, karate managers and staff are advised to pay attention to each of the identified factors in finding talent in karate.