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, November 28, 2016

No Adult Class At Mohawk School

The Adult/Teen class at the St. Regis Mohawk School on Tuesday, November 29 has been cancelled. This does not affect the Youth class- there WILL be a Youth class at 6:00. Any students from the Adult/Teen class wishing to participate in the Youth class are encouraged to do so. Classes should resume as normal on December 6. Thank you.

Sensei Tim Brown

Monday, November 21, 2016

No Classes Norwood Monday 21, 2016

There are no classes this evening Monday 21, 2016 at the Norwood Norfolk School due to the school being closed on account of weather. Classes at Norwood will resume at Norwood on Monday November 28, 2016.

Carter Weller's Brown Belt test is rescheduled for Monday December 5. 2016.

Classes scheduled for the Mohawk and St. Regis schools will proceed as scheduled for the remainder of this week.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Update November 8, 2016

This evening the He Yee Dao Karate Association will begin a new Youth Class at the St. Regis School. 15 students are enrolled with 6 on a wait list. Welcome to the new students and families as you begin your martial arts journey.

In late October, Sensei[s] Patrick Fateau and Joe Colarusso conducted two introductory classes for nearly 40 students as part of the Banford elementary after school enrichment program in Canton NY. The classes were high energy, fun and  a good learning experience for all.

The He Yee Dao Karate Association welcomes new students Kameko to the Mohawk School Youth Class, and David to the Norwood School Youth Class.

Youth and Adult/Teen classes at the Norwood school scheduled for Thursday November 10, 2016, will be held downstairs in the high school cafeteria. Everyone is encouraged to drive around to the back of the school and enter directly into the cafeteria. All Youth and Adult/Teen student who are eligible to spare, are reminded to bring your gear.

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.