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Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do
5429 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do

Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do was founded by Master Carol Van Zile, who also serves as the chief instructor.

We are located at:
Great Lakes Global Tae Kwon-Do
5429 Schultz Drive, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419.882.9934
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When you visit Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do, you see men, women, boys, and girls all training together. Entire families can train together, or individuals can train with others of their own age or rank. People have discovered that TaeKwon-Do is a fun way to get in shape with family and friends.

Who are we?

Great Lakes Global (GLG) TaeKwon-Do teaches the Korean martial art of TaeKwon-Do. GLG is a member of the United States International Taekwondo Federation (US ITF) under the direction of Grand Master Robert Wheatley. We are affiliated with and sanctioned by the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) under President Choi, Jung Hwa.

Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We believe in working with families to bring out the best in our students. We do not believe in high pressure sales techniques, we give new students a trial month of classes before making their decision.

TaeKwon-Do helps students develop self-confidence, manage behavior, and improve their lives by taking pride in each of their accomplishments. Great Lakes Global Taekwondo is dedicated to teaching others how to protect themselves in today’s world. Many parents & students have told us of improved grades in school and work performance, better physical coordination, and fitness.

Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do also has produced some of the top athletes in the world of TaeKwon-Do at national and international events.

2007 ITF Overall Junior Men’s World Champion, and Overall Junior Men’s World Team Champion.
2018 ITF Gold in Specialty Breaking, Team USA 2nd Place Champions Junior Mens and Women's.

What do we offer?

  • Classes grouped by rank, beginner, color belt, & advanced classes.
  • Classes that allow family members to train together; family discounts offered.
  • Women’s Self Defense Seminars.
  • Demonstrations for groups.
  • Parties available for birthdays, etc.
  • Kids fun nights & summer camps.
  • Opportunities to test your skills at local, national, and international competitions.
  • Special seminars.

The Martial Art of TaeKwon-Do
(This is the martial art of choice by the nanny to Prince William’s young son.)
TaeKwon-Do utilizes the whole body to protect oneself. It is known for its strong blocking and kicking techniques using hands and feet effectively in defense. Our school is more than just kicking and punching, we believe in the tenets of TaeKwon-Do and feel a moral responsibility to develop students who are more than just good fighters. Parents have seen their children’s grades go up, self control improve, as well as physical coordination, and self confidence. Adults are excited about the greater physical fitness, flexibility, and general improvement in confidence. If you are looking for something more than just kicking and punching, come check us out. 

Women’s Only TaeKwon-Do Class
This is for all women ages 12 and older. The class is taught by Master Carol Van Zile and is for women and young ladies who want to train with women only for personal or religious reasons. It is a unique class focusing on TaeKwon-Do but geared particularly to women’s needs. Special uniforms can be ordered if one needs a uniform that is longer or tailored especially for women. For any questions please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Weapons Classes
Fridays is our weapons class. This class is taught by Mr. John Van Zile who specializes in weapons training, and covers a variety of topics that deal with weapons. These topics can include how to disarm someone with a knife or gun, how to use a variety of weapons, ranging from swords and spears to axes and staves. Mr. Van Zile is very knowledgeable in these areas and it is an excellent addition to your TaeKwon-Do training. Take advantage of this opportunity. Must be a member of Great Lakes Global Taekwon-Do, ages 12 and older, and obtain approval from Mr. Van Zile to take the class. 

Work Out Class
To accommodate for World Championship training, work out classes have been postponed. Keep an eye out for when they might start up again.


Sunday: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Friday: Private
Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Contact Us!

Carol DeGroff-Van Zile
Great Lakes Global Taekwon-do
5429 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: 419-882-9934