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Great Lakes Global Taekwondo
5429 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Great Lakes Global TaeKwondo

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

Our address is:
Great Lakes Global Tae Kwon-Do
5429 Schultz Drive, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419.882.9934
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When you visit Great Lakes Global Taekwondo, 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 TaeKwondo is a fun way to get in shape with family and friends.

Who are we?

Great Lakes Global (GLG) Tae Kwon-Do teaches the Korean martial art of TaeKwondo. GLG is a member of the United States International Taekwondo Federation (US ITF) under the direction of 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. 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.

TaeKwondo 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 TaeKwondo at international events.

2007 International TaeKwondo Federation Overall Junior Men’s World Champion, and Overall Jr. Men’s World Team Champion

What 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 Taekwondo
(This is the martial art of choice by the nanny to Prince William’s new son.)
Taekwondo 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 though we believe in the tenets of taekwondo 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 your looking for something more than just kicking and punching come check us out. 

Women’s Only Taekwondo Class
This is for all women ages 12 and older. The class is taught by Mrs. 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 Taekwondo but geared particularly to women’s needs. Special uniforms can be ordered if one needs a uniform that is longer or tailored for women. 

Weapons Classes
Sundays at 4:00 we have a weapons class for members. These are taught by Mr. John Van Zile and cover a variety of subjects that deal with weapons. For example: 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 TaeKwondo training. Take advantage of this opportunity. Must be a member of Great Lakes Global Taekwondo and 12 years old and older. 

Work out class
Friday evening is work out class. This is open to the public if you want a great work out that varies from week to week. Mr. Van Zile runs this class which involves a total body work out. Students may adapt the work out to their fitness level.


Mon-Wed: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Fri: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Sun: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Contact Us!

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