Identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Iranian Karate Through the SWOT Matrix

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD of Sport Management, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Sports Management, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.



Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop strategic themes of Iranian karate territorial planning.
Methods: The present study is a survey study with a developmental approach in accordance with the critical paradigm, which was conducted in the field. The participants of the study were Iranian experts. A total of 100 people were selected through targeted snowball sampling. A combination of qualitative open-ended questionnaire and interview methods and quantitative coefficient and ranking methods were used for data collection and analysis. The research tool was a checklist derived from the approaches of land management analysis of Iranian karate, the face and content validity of which was approved by 10 sports management experts. Respondents were asked to list the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this sport.
Results: The overall result of karate planning studies showed that there is an unbalanced distribution of karate places and spaces in Iran, while according to the position matrix and strategic action, the approach of Iranian karate strategies were competitive.
Conclusion: In order to balance the distribution of resources in the country, it seems to create and deepen the educational attitude to balance the beauty factors of Iranian karate, synergizing the sports activities of governmental, non-governmental and private organizations and organizations, and finally for the success of each the more Iranian karate focused.