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, April 14, 2014

Schedule Updates

No classes at the Mohawk School Tuesday April 15, 2014, as the school is closed for the Easter holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday April 22, 2014. Practice. See you then.

No classes at the Norwood Norfolk School on Monday April 14, Thursday April 17 and Monday April 21, 2014. as the school is closed for the Easter holiday. Classes will resume on Thursday April 24, 2014.

Monday, March 31, 2014

He Yee Dao Updates

The He Yee Dao Karate Association will be presenting a free demonstration for the general public on Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:30pm at the Norwood Norfolk Central School Elemetry cafeteria. Pease join us as students will demonstrate skills in the areas of striking, kicking, sparing, self defense, breaking and weapons. Stay tuned for further information.

On Thursday March 27, Sensei Kristin Colarusso and Brown Belt Patrick Facteau did a great job in leading 25 students at the Banford school in a very active karate after school enrichment program. Everyone in attendence fully participated and had alot of fun.

Sparing team is loking good.

Best Youth  class ever at the Mohawk School Tuesday March 25. Tim Brown, Brown Belt, role in the group as the Assistant Instructor, has added a new dimension to the class. Thanks Tim.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Announcing The He Yee Dao Karate Association Form

A part of training in the Martial Arts, particularly Tae Kwon Do, is the study and practice of Poom - Se, forms, including katas and Pal - Gwe [s]. A student must demonstrate proficiency in executing required katas and pal -gwe [s], in order to advance in belt rank. Some Martial Arts Schools will utilize additional forms for demonstration and or extra traing in skill development purposes.

The He Yee Dao Karate Association is pleased to announce that we now have a specific demonstration form, unique to our school. The He Yee Dao Form was developed and will be taught by Nathan Rheome, as part of his Brown Belt special project. Well done Nathan.

For informational and at home practice purposes, visitors to this site can click HERE to go directly to a diagram and written instructions regarding executing this form. This information also resides under Class Reference Material. A Class Video will be coming in the future, all on this site.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

He Yee Dao Spring 2014, Demonstration Tour

The He Ye Dao Karate Association is pleased to announce that students and instructor from various classes will be participating in the following Demonstrations of skills through out the north country this spring. All demonstrations will focus heavily on audience participation, Specifically:

March 27, 2014, Thursday 2:30 pm at the Banford Elementary After School Program, Canton New York.

April 23, 2014, Wednesday 11 am at the St Lawrence NYSARC Innovations in Service Conference, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, New York.

May 15, 2014, Thursday, 6:30 pm  at the Norwood Norfolk Public School, Norwood New York. Demonstration for the general public.

May 30, 2014, Friday, 1 pm, at the 1 World Foundation Cam/Am Expertise Exchange, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, New York.

It should be an exciting spring.

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.