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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pal-Gwe Five, Six, and Seven Now Up

The videos for Pal-gwe Five, Six, and Seven have been posted to YouTube. Click either of the links below or the links listed on the right to see the latest additions to our growing library of reference videos.

Pal-gwe Five  https://youtu.be/iatoTYVUMps

Pal-gwe Six  https://youtu.be/luaTQ49laX8

Pal-gwe Seven  https://youtu.be/TglErqjvOMw

Monday, June 5, 2017

Updates June 5, 2017

Mohawk School Thursday June 1, 2017. Two students in the Adult/Teen Class successfully tested and advanced in rank. Kahetahawi achieved the rank of 6th Gyup, Green Belt, and Cassie Pulsifer earned the rank of 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt. Congratulations, well done.

Saturday June 3, 2017 Massena Boys and Girls Club. The He Yee Dao Karate Association participated in an event jointly sponsored by the Massena Drug Coalition and the Boys and Girls club. We had an information table and an activity area where we spoke with members of the general public including perspective new students. Special thanks to Sensei Tim Brown and Green Belt Richard Cook for their assistance. Sensie Kristin Colarusso was also on site in her professional capacity with the Seaway Prevention Council and co organizer of the event.

Tuesday June 6, 2017 at the Mohawk School 3 students in the Youth class will test for rank advancement.

Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Mohawk School 3 students in the Youth Class will test for rank advancement. 2 Students in the Adult/Teen class will also test at the Mohawk School.

Monday June 12, 2017, students in the private Canton class will present a promotional demonstration.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 students in the private Massena class will present a promotional demonstration.

Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Norwood School, several students in the Youth class will test for rank advancement.

Monday June 19, 2017 at the Norwood School, students in the Youth Class will participate in the He Yee Dao Karate Olympics. The 19th will also be the last class for Youth and Adult/Teen Classes at Norwood.

Thursday June 22, 2017 is the last scheduled spring semester Youth and Adult/Teen Classes at the Mohawk school.

Monday June 26, 2017, Black Belt meeting.

Monday July 3, 2017, summer training begins at Norwwood for students from all classes. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ready 2 Rumble, What a Show

The He Yee Dao Karate Association congratulates all students and instructors who participated in and helped make the Ready 2 Rumble demonstration, the best yet. We thank all family, friends and students from the Mohawk School and Massena who were in attendance lending their support.

Pictures may be added in the near future.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Claire's Fun Fitness Day, Well Done

The He Yee Dao Karate Association thanks all students and instructors for participating in the Saturday April 8, 2017 Claire's FtnessDay event at the Norwood School. Your performance of martial arts skills in the demonstration, and your assistance working with the public at our activity area are much appreciated.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pal-Gwe Four Video Posted

The video resource for Pal-gwe Four has been posted to our YouTube channel. Click on the link below to take a look!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Wellness Fair Demo, Great Job

We wish to congratulate all students and instructors who participated in  the Saturday March 25, 2017 Wellness Fair demonstration, on a job well done. This was the best turnout in terms of numbers of students who participated along with instructors and families and friends who came to support us. The auditorium was standing room only when He Yee Dao Karate Association members were demonstrating various skills. The organizers of the Wellness Fair were very pleased with the number of people who came to see us and stayed for the event.

Pictures may be posted shortly. Please check out the Mix 96.1 web site for additional pictures. Anyone interested in sharing photos and or videos. pleas send to this site. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Video!

Pal-gwe three has been added to our video resources, with Pal-gwe four to follow in the near future. Click the link below to see the newest video:

Pal-gwe three- https://youtu.be/X0KDhqAbfuw