He Yee Dao Karate Association

The martial art we practice is Tae Kwon Do, which is Korean Karate and is purported to be the oldest of all the martial arts. The literal translation of Tae Kwon Do is "The Art of Kicking and Punching."

He Yee Dao, the name of our school, is Chinese for "The Universal Way"; universal because Tae Kwon Do is the most widespread of all the martial arts. The proper pronunciation of He Yee Dao is best explained as follows: Huh E Daho (enunciated as one word). Association was chosen over club or school since association means fellowship, companionship, or organization of persons having common interests and purposes. What better way to explain our group?

Our uniform patch is an original design depicting "The Path to Enlightenment." Note the silver path starting in the darkness of beginning, progressing through the gateway into the golden light of knowledge, and on to infinity, the goal of perfection. On the left side of the gate are the Chinese Characters for He Yee Dao, on the right is script for the same, and surrounding the whole is the English translation, "The Universal Way."

New Students

New students are welcomed to start at any time.

Private Lessons

Private lessons available by appointment.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Session 2015 Photo Album

Below is a link to the photo album for the 2015 He Yee Dao Summer Session. Enjoy!

Click the photo for the full album.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Last Summer Training Session, August 31, 2015

The He Yee Dao Karate Association wishes to thank all students, instructors families and friends for making this summer's training session the best ever. It is hard to believe, this coming Monday August 31, will be the tenth and final outdoor training class for 2015. As always, in case of rain we will be inside the school. We hope everyone can make it to the last summer Class for a good finish to the season.

Students have shown growth in skills, stayed in and or improved conditioning and had some fun along the way. The outside lawn location along route 56 has worked out well.

Please watch this site, as we hope to have photos of the summer session posted in the near future.

There will be no classes on Thursday September 3, and no classes on Monday, Labor Day September 7th 2015.

The Fall Semester for Youth and Adult/Teen Classes will begin at Norwood Norfolk, Thursday September 10th, and at the Mohawk School, Tuesday September 15. All Youth Classes begin at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Classes at 7 pm.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Updates, August 28, 2015 and Beyond

September 9, 2015 - Congratulations to Sensei Kristin who is getting married on this day.

September 10, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Norwood School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for Youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.

September 15, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Mohawk School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.

August 24, 2015 -  Willow and Kayla from the Youth Class both successfully tested and earned their Yellow Stripe Belts. Congratulations.

Monday, August 15, 2011


In the September 2011 issue of Black Belt magazine, there is an article by Kim Soo entitled TAE KWON DO FOR HEALTH. Within the article there is a definition of the martial arts that is very much in line with the philosophy of the He Yee Dao Karate Association,in what we believe and strive to teach. Specifically:

"THE MARTIAL ARTS are more than a sport, more than tournament fighting, more than self-defense. When taught right, they are a way of life that combines philosophical insight with physical training to create mentally strong and independent individuals who can fight frailty and weakness as well as internal enemies like doubt, insecurity, and stress"

We believe the above to be true and applicable to all who join He Yee Dao, regardless of physical ability, age, size, previous experience, and personal challenges.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reference Text

For everyone's general information, the He Yee Dao Karate Association's primary reference source for history, a variety of skills, forms, and self defense techniques we utilize, is the book, TAE KWON DO, THE KOREAN MARTIAL ART, by Richard Chun.

This book provides detailed information in narrative, pictures and diagrams of nearly all of the skills required to advance from White to Black Belt. It is not required that students purchase the book. For the students who may want to enhance their practice outside of class, this is an excellent resource.

Amazon.com is the best source to explore purchase options if interested. If you would like to preview the book, see Sensei.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Welcome to the first official Blog of the HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION. As this is a work in progress, the Blog will continue to be refined and expanded in the future.

It is our goal for the Blog to help keep current students informed of class updates, techniques utilized, self defense and to provide additional information to assist with individual practice and study outside of class. In addition it is hoped that the Blog will  peek the interest and provide contact information to people who may be interested in becoming involved in the martial arts.

The HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION wishes to thank Tim Brown, who's initiative, technical expertise and patience has made the Blog possible.

Please check the Blog regularly for updates. Student suggestions are encouraged. Email, heyeedao@gmail.com  , and click Follow,  to receive updates automatically.