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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mohawk School Classes Cancelled January 17, 2016

The Mohawk School has cancelled after school activities including karate for this evening, Tuesday January 17, 2016 due to weather related concerns. We will make up the three cancelled classes later in the semester, in more favorable weather.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Updates Wednesday January 4, 2017

On Thursday December 22, 2016, six students in the St. Regis School Karate Kids Class successfully tested and advanced. The students advancing are, Talon, Tyron, Cassius, Karahkwanoron, Navan and Jay. Congratulations everyone. Stick with it.

Daniel Zufall of the Norwood Adult/Teen class was promoted to the Rank of 1st Gyup, second stripe, Brown Belt. Congratulations. Your dedication and perseverance has been recognized.

Carter Weller of the Norwood Adult/Teen Class recently successfully tested and achieved the rank of 2nd Gyup, first stripe, Brown Belt. He skillfully demonstrated all required martial arts techniques, stamina and characteristics required for advancement. Well done.

Monday December 19 2016, the last Class for the fall semester, several students from the Norwood Youth Class successfully tested for advancement. They are Hunter, Samantha, Emma, Kayla, Kadence, Christopher, Trinidy, Ryan, Kayden, and Connor

Tuesday December 2 , 2016, the last class for the fall semester, Wil of the Mohawk School  Youth class Successfully tested for rank advancement.

Thursday December 22, 2016, the last class for the fall semester, eight students from the St. Regis School will test for rank advancement.

Winter semester 2017 classes will resume as follows:
Norwood Youth and Adult/Teen Classes resume, Thursday January 5, 2017 at the Norwood School.
Mohawk School, Youth and Adult/Teen Classes resume, Tuesday January 10, 2017 at the Mohawk School.
St. Regis School, Youth Class, will merge with the Mohawk School Youth Class as of Tuesday January 3 2017 at the Mohawk School.

Tuition prices will remain the same for the winter semester 2017. Specifically $50 for Youth students and $65 for Adult/Teen students.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kick The Couch III Demonstration, Well Done

What a Demo. Congratulations to all students and instructors for a job well done, The martial arts skills were well executed, everyone was prepared, the technology and staging were impressive and the crowd was great.

A special thanks goes to Sensei Patrick Facteau and Brown Belt 3rd Stripe Tim Brown, for their creative talents and countless hours of preparation. He Yee Dao Karate Association also thanks the families, friends and students who brought a dish to pass for the after demo refreshments.

Click for the Kick the Couch III Gallery

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.