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, February 9, 2015

Dates To Remember, Winter and Spring Semester 2015

In addition to our regular class schedule, He Yee Dao Karate Association students and instructors from the Norwwod Norfolk and Mohawk School Youth and Adult/Teen Classes, are invited to participate in the following events:

Saturday March 14, 2015, the Norwood Public Library Wellness Fair, 11 am to 2 pm at the Norwood Norfolk School. He Yee Dao  Instructors and students will provide information, some basic instruction and a demonstration.

Saturday March 21, 2015, Cystic Fibrosis, Team Claire,Fund raiser, promoting physical activity for children, 1 pm to 4 pm at the Norwood Norfolk School. He Yee Dao instructors and students will provide information, some basic instruction and a 15 minute demonstration for attendees.

Thursday May 14, 2015, 6:30 pm at the Norwood Norfolk School, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will proudly present the second annual free demonstration for the general public entitled, KICK THE COUCH II, MORE  THAN A GAME. Students and instructors will demonstrate in an informative and fun way, various martial arts skills including, forms, strikes, sparing, weapons and self defense, for persons of all ability levels, ages, shapes,  and interests. All families, friends and anyone who always wanted to try the martial arts, are welcomed to attend and support the students and have your questions answered

Stay tuned. More details will be available as we get closer to the above dates

If you are interested in participating in any or all of the above events, please let the Black Belts know. Any questions please contact this site and or phone 244 0753.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mohawk School Promotions

Several students at the St. Regis Mohawk School were recently tested for promotions. Congratulations to all for their hard work and dedication.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Philosophy

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

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.