Case Study: Victory Taekwondo Website Redesign by Hickman Designs

Client Overview: Victory Taekwondo is a prominent martial arts academy based in a bustling suburban community. They offer a wide range of classes for all age groups, from beginners to advanced practitioners. With a focus on discipline, fitness, and community, Victory Taekwondo has built a strong reputation over the years.

Project Overview: Victory Taekwondo partnered with Hickman Designs to overhaul their online presence through a new website. The goal was to create a modern, user-friendly platform that reflects their brand identity, improves user engagement, and integrates essential business tools seamlessly.


  1. Outdated Website: The existing website was outdated, not mobile-responsive, and did not effectively showcase Victory Taekwondo’s offerings.
  2. User Experience: There was a need to enhance user experience by making navigation intuitive and content easily accessible.
  3. SEO: Improving search engine optimization (SEO) was crucial to attract more local clients searching for martial arts classes.
  4. Integration: Integrating Square Point of Sale (POS) system for seamless online payments and class bookings.

Solution: Hickman Designs recommended building the new Victory Taekwondo website using WordPress CMS for its flexibility, ease of content management, and extensive plugin ecosystem.

Key Features Implemented:

  1. Branded Interface: Designed a visually appealing interface that reflects Victory Taekwondo’s brand identity with their logo, colors, and imagery.
  2. Mobile Responsive Design: Ensured the website is fully responsive, providing an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.
  3. Optimized Images: Optimized all images to improve website loading speed without compromising on quality, enhancing overall user experience.
  4. SEO Optimization: Conducted thorough keyword research and implemented SEO best practices throughout the site to improve search engine rankings and attract organic traffic.
  5. Square POS Integration: Integrated Square POS system to allow seamless online payments for memberships, class registrations, and merchandise purchases directly through the website.
  6. Content Management: Provided training on WordPress CMS to Victory Taekwondo staff for easy content updates and maintenance.


  1. Enhanced User Engagement: The new website’s intuitive navigation and engaging design have improved user engagement metrics such as bounce rates and time spent on site.
  2. Increased Online Visibility: Improved SEO efforts have led to increased organic traffic from local searches for martial arts classes and related keywords.
  3. Streamlined Operations: Integration of Square POS has streamlined online transactions, making it easier for students to enroll in classes and purchase merchandise.
  4. Positive Feedback: Victory Taekwondo has received positive feedback from students and parents on the improved usability and aesthetics of the website.

Future Plans: Moving forward, Hickman Designs will continue to support Victory Taekwondo with ongoing maintenance, SEO monitoring, and potential future enhancements based on user feedback and analytics data.

Conclusion: The collaboration between Victory Taekwondo and Hickman Designs resulted in a successful website redesign project that has strengthened Victory Taekwondo’s online presence, improved user experience, and facilitated smoother business operations through effective integration of Square Point of Sale system. The project showcases how a well-executed website can contribute significantly to the growth and success of a martial arts academy in a competitive local market.