TaeKwon-Do is an ancient Korean form of martial arts, or self-defense, and is one of the quickest ways to get in shape. “Tae” stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” denotes the fist–chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. “Do” means an Art or Way–the right way built and paved by the saints and sages in the past. Because TaeKwon-Do is a devastating martial art using the Korean hand and foot method, the student bears a special responsibility to legal and social morals.
TaeKwon-Do offers training in mental discipline and is excellent for building confidence, self-esteem, as well as improving concentration. You will also find that TaeKwon-Do helps improve coordination, muscle tone and flexibility. TaeKwon-Do also emphasizes respect, discipline, and responsibility.
TaeKwon-Do is an activity for the whole family, regardless of age or gender. It is a wonderful source of fun, togetherness, and family spirit, while you develop flexibility, muscle tone, and lose weight.
It may be practiced individually or in groups without the use of weights or special equipment. Since the body sets its own limits, injuries or strains, are rare and the physical condition of the student allows them to pace themselves automatically. The entire muscle system of the body, from the fingers to the toes, is brought into play.
The training does not produce large knotty muscles, it tends to exchange flabby tissue for lean tissue. TaeKwon-Do’s high repetition and low-resistance movements develop a longer, leaner, and more flexible musculature.
Training tends to help normalize body weight meaning that it results in a gain of solid tissue for the underweight and a loss of body fat for the overweight.
Great Lakes Global TaeKwon-Do is licensed by the International TaeKwon-Do Federation (ITF) under President Choi, Jung Hwa, the son of General Choi, Hong Hi, the founder of TaeKwon-Do.
The International TaeKwon-Do Federation Black Belt certificate signed by President Choi, Jung Hwa, is one of the most sought after certificates in the world. The lineage of our instructors and program is recognized throughout the world. Students have access to seminars where they may train with the son of the founder of TaeKwon-Do, and other Master instructors who trained consistently with General Choi and President Choi, Jung Hwa
Founded in 1997, Sylvania/Toledo Area
2007 International TaeKwon-Do Federation Overall Jr. Men’s World Champion, and Overall Jr. Men’s World Team Champion.
Offers competition opportunities, optional not required.
Offers Summer Camps, social activities, travel opportunities, and being a part of a community.
A high quality martial arts program recognized around the world.
NEW BEGINNERS thru Yellow STRIPE
YELLOW thru BLACK Belts
MUST be GREEN Belt or higher
Geared toward children 5-12, older siblings/parents are allowed to attend.
For mature students 13+. For adults who don't want to train with minors/children.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
5429 Schultz Drive, Sylvania, Ohio 43560, United States
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
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Special hours week of September 20th thru October 9, 2019