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, August 7, 2017

Summer Training, Halfway There

Tonight, Monday August 7,2017 is the halfway point of our summer training. Students are looking sharp, and the instructors are motivated. Keep up the good work everyone as our martial arts journeys continue. Students remember to bring something to drink. Parents, friends and visitors bring something to sit on. See everyone tonight. Practice and have fun.

He Yee Dao Dragon t shirts will be on site this evening and available for sale in all sizes for anyone interested. The price remains $15 per shirt.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Training Begins July 3, 2017

Reminder that the 2017 Summer Training Session begins Monday July 3, outside on the front lawn at the Norwood school. Youth class will run 6 pm to 7 pm. The Adult/Teen class will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8 pm. The cost for the 9 week summer training session is $30 per student. This year we will not have access to the inside of the school building. For the outside training, students are encouraged to:

  • Bring something to drink.
  • Bring head covering for the sun.
  • Sun and bug protection is recommended.
  • Please plan accordingly, as we will not have access to school restrooms.
Any questions please contact this website and or call 315 244 0753. We hope to see all current students from all He Yee Dao Classes. New students are welcomed to join at any time. Summer is a great time to start because classes are small, more informal and the pace is slowed. Not to mention it's great to be outside. See everyone on July 3, 2017. Have a great summer.

Rank Advancements June 2017

The He Yee Dao Karate Association is pleased to announce the students who successfully achieved rank advancement in the month of June 2017. Specifically:

Mohawk School Adult/Teen Class

  • Morgan Phelix, 1st Gyup, Brown Belt
  • Tontahle Benedict-Oaks, 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Kahetahawi, 6th Gyup, Greenhhh Belt
  • Ashton McDonald, 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Cassie Pulsifer, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
Mohawk School Youth Class
  • Talon, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
  • Cian, 7th Gyup yellow Belt
  • Navan, Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Tyron, Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Iohahes, Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Mathew, Yellow Stripe Belt
Norwood Youth Class
  • Hunter, 4th Gyup, Purple Belt
  • Kadence, 6th Gyup, Green Belt
  • Lillian, 7th gyup, Yellow Belt
  • Christopher, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
  • Macomb, Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Audry, Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Bently, Yellow Tab
  • Cathryn, Yellow Tab
  • Wil, Yellow Tab
Congratulations to all students on your recent testing and promotions. Special thanks to all He Yee Dao Karate  Instructors, parents, and families. Without your ongoing support, progress would not be possible. Thank you. We hope to add photos in the near future.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pal-Gwe Five, Six, and Seven Now Up

The videos for Pal-gwe Five, Six, and Seven have been posted to YouTube. Click either of the links below or the links listed on the right to see the latest additions to our growing library of reference videos.

Pal-gwe Five  https://youtu.be/iatoTYVUMps

Pal-gwe Six  https://youtu.be/luaTQ49laX8

Pal-gwe Seven  https://youtu.be/TglErqjvOMw

Monday, June 5, 2017

Updates June 5, 2017

Mohawk School Thursday June 1, 2017. Two students in the Adult/Teen Class successfully tested and advanced in rank. Kahetahawi achieved the rank of 6th Gyup, Green Belt, and Cassie Pulsifer earned the rank of 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt. Congratulations, well done.

Saturday June 3, 2017 Massena Boys and Girls Club. The He Yee Dao Karate Association participated in an event jointly sponsored by the Massena Drug Coalition and the Boys and Girls club. We had an information table and an activity area where we spoke with members of the general public including perspective new students. Special thanks to Sensei Tim Brown and Green Belt Richard Cook for their assistance. Sensie Kristin Colarusso was also on site in her professional capacity with the Seaway Prevention Council and co organizer of the event.

Tuesday June 6, 2017 at the Mohawk School 3 students in the Youth class will test for rank advancement.

Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Mohawk School 3 students in the Youth Class will test for rank advancement. 2 Students in the Adult/Teen class will also test at the Mohawk School.

Monday June 12, 2017, students in the private Canton class will present a promotional demonstration.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 students in the private Massena class will present a promotional demonstration.

Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Norwood School, several students in the Youth class will test for rank advancement.

Monday June 19, 2017 at the Norwood School, students in the Youth Class will participate in the He Yee Dao Karate Olympics. The 19th will also be the last class for Youth and Adult/Teen Classes at Norwood.

Thursday June 22, 2017 is the last scheduled spring semester Youth and Adult/Teen Classes at the Mohawk school.

Monday June 26, 2017, Black Belt meeting.

Monday July 3, 2017, summer training begins at Norwwood for students from all classes. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ready 2 Rumble, What a Show

The He Yee Dao Karate Association congratulates all students and instructors who participated in and helped make the Ready 2 Rumble demonstration, the best yet. We thank all family, friends and students from the Mohawk School and Massena who were in attendance lending their support.

Pictures may be added in the near future.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Claire's Fun Fitness Day, Well Done

The He Yee Dao Karate Association thanks all students and instructors for participating in the Saturday April 8, 2017 Claire's FtnessDay event at the Norwood School. Your performance of martial arts skills in the demonstration, and your assistance working with the public at our activity area are much appreciated.

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