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

Great Lakes Global Instructors

Great Lakes TaeKwon-Do was founded in in 1997 by the Van Zile Family. Great Lakes Global is blessed to have some of the finest instructors in the country. Together they possess not only the expertise required to excel at all of levels of TaeKwon-Do (including international competitions), they also possess the skills and experience required to help students set realistic and achievable goals.

Master Carol Van Zile

  • Chief Instructor and Owner
  • Bachelor of Education
  • 7th Degree Black Belt of the International TaeKwon-Do Federation(ITF)
  • Over 25 years of Teaching Experience with all ages
  • Consulting Teacher for Performance Academies
  • Women's Self Defense Instructor
  • Working with Instructors in classroom management, tournament organization, and teaching skills
  • Certified International Instructor
  • Certified International Examiner
  • International competitor, medalist, and coach
  • US-ITF State of Ohio Director

John Van Zile

  • 5th Degree Black Belt
  • International Martial Arts Instructor
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Chief Weapons Instructor
  • CPI certified
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
  • Certified International Instructor
  • Certified International Examiner
  • International Competitor, Medalist, and Coach
  • Certified International TaeKwon-Do Umpire

Jackie Van Zile

  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Co-Owner of GLG
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling
  • Certified International Instructor
  • CPI Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Assistant Instructor Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do
  • Assistant Women's Self Defense Instructor

Mitchell Gorsha

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  • 5th Degree Black Belt
  • Instructor at Wolfcreek YMCA & JCC YMCA
  • Assistant Instructor Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do


Sunday: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Contact Us!

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