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 17, 2014

New Students, Fall Semester 2014, Welcome

The He Yee Dao Karate Association is pleased to welcome the following new students who have joined or moved up in our Martial arts Classes for the public, since September 2014. We are glad your a part of the He Yee Dao Karate Association. Specifically:

Mohawk School Adult/Teen Class. Natalie and Jasmine have moved up from the Youth Class.

Mohawk School Youth Class. New students who have joined include, Micheal, Alexandria,
Layla, Isabelle, Carrera, Tanyr, Kaiatonni, Deacon, Ashton, Taylyn, Evelyn, Sadie and Brody.

Norwood Norfolk Youth Classes. New students who have joined include Kadence, Brycen, Noah and Jacoby.

Norwood Norfolk Adult/Teen Class. Haylie has joined as a new student. Sydney, Dylan and Connor have moved up from the Youth Classes.

New students are welcomed to join at any time.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mohawk School Update,. November 10, 2014

There will be no classes Tuesday November 11, 2014, as the Mohawk School is closed for the Veterans Day Holiday.

Classes will resume on Tuesday November 18, 2014. In the Adult/Teen Class on the 18th, Niiohontesha will test for her Yellow Belt. Good luck.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Black Belt Test

Third Stripe Brown Belts Patrick Facteau and Nathan Rheome of the Norwood Adult/Teen Class, will test for Black Belt on Monday November 24, 2014 7 pm. Both gentlemen have earned this privilege over the last several years through Martial Arts skills acquisition, teaching, dedication and contributions of time, energy and creativity on behalf of the students of the He Yee Dao Karate Association. Although the opportunity is available to all, few students make it this far.

Students from all He Yee Dao classes are invited to watch the test, support Patrick Nathan, and learn.

Good luck men.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

He Yee Dao Fleece Jackets

We are now taking orders for official He Yee Dao fleece jackets.  Both adult and children's sizes are available. Contact Joe for more information.

The black  jackets are made of 13 oz. fleece for warmth and comfort. The embroidered designs, in gold, are the He Yee Dao patch, the word Karate and a dragon on the right sleeve. The jackets also include a waist draw sting for added warmth. Youth sizes with a full front zipper, run from medium through extra large. Adult sizes available are small through 6xl. The adult jackets have a half zipper. Before Christmas the cost of the jackets is $45. After the holiday the price will be $50.


From He Yee Dao Karate Association

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.