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.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Updates June 23, 2018


  • Saturday June 23, 2018, Black Belt Meeting 10 am.
  • Friday July 6, Saturday July 7, and Sunday July 8, 2018, 7 am to 11 am, The first He Yee Dao Karate Boot Camp will be held at the Norwood school. See the flyer posted below for more details and or call 315 244 0753.
  • New prices for the Fall Semester will go into effect September 2018. The cost for a three month semester for Adults/Teen will be $70 and $55 for Youth Students

Norwood School Testing

Rank Advancement testing was held at the Norwood School Monday June 18.2018. Students who were successful in advancing are:
Adult/Teen Class

  • Cater Weller, to 1st Dan, 2nd Stripe on Brown Belt
  • Dylan Facteau, to 2nd Dan, 1st Stripe on Brown Belt
  • Rebecca Oosterman, to 5th Gyup, Blue Belt
  • Caedmon Ruehle, to 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Nathanael Ruele, to 6th Gyup Green Belt
Youth Class
  • Kadence, to 5th Gyup, Blue Belt
  • Macomb, to 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Christopher, to 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Cathryn, to 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
  • Thaddeus, to Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Liam, to Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Will, to Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Nick, to Yellow Stripe Belt
Congratulations to all the students. Special thanks to the instructors and other students who assisted in the testing

Friday, June 22, 2018

St. Regis Mohawk School Testing

Congratulations to students in the St. Regis Mohawk School Adult/Teen class who tested recently! Talon earned his green belt, Cassie her blue, and Natalie advanced to brown belt. Great job to all and thank you to everybody for a great year!



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Session Information

He Yee Dao Karate Association is trying something new for the summer! A three-day "boot camp" will condense all of the training from an extended summer session into a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All are welcome! Men, women, boys, and girls. No previous experience is necessary. Bring a friend to give He Yee Dao a try! Check out the flyer below for more information:



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Demo Photos Posted

Photos from the May demo, "Self Journey... Together" are being gathered and posted. Please click the photo below to see some of the action!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Black Belt Testing


  • Wednesday May 23, 2018,  the He Yee Dao Karate Association conducted Black Belt testing. Five candidates were successful in meeting all requirements and demonstrating skills necessary. We are proud to announce the following promotions in rank.
  • Patrick Facteau, 3rd Dan Black Belt
  • Nathan Rheome, 3rd Dan, BlackBelt
  • Timothy Brown, 2nd Dan, Black Belt
  • Daniel Zufall, 1st Dan Black Belt
  • Morgan Phelix, 1st Dan, Black Belt 
"A Black Belt is not something you wear. A Black Belt is not something you earn. A Black Belt is something you become"
Congratulations gentlemen. As we say," few people do what you can do. Fewer do it as well as you do. Very few ever reach the level you have". Be proud of what you have each accomplished over the last several years. You have traveled a long but worthwhile road.

Self Journey - Together

The HeYee Dao Karate Association will present our annual Demonstration, free to the public, tonight 6:30 pm at the Norwood school. The demonstration is entitled Self Journey - Together. Students and instructors will present a variety of skills individually and together with others in sparring, forms, self defense, weapons and training. Refreshments will follow. Please join us.