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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Video Content!

New content has been added to the "He Yee Dao Video Library." As a reference for students both new and old, we have begun posting demonstrations of our Pal-gwes. Each video will contain the form demonstrated in motion study as well as speed and power. Check this site often for new additions. Click the links below to see Pal-gwe One and Pal-gwe Two. Links will also be available in the video section on the right.

Pal-gwe One: https://youtu.be/H1R5xjo3GZY
Pal-gwe Two: https://youtu.be/XtUINGvPSCE

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Updates February 16, 2017

The He Yee Dao Karate Association for the third year in a row has been invited to participate in two events at the Norwood School. Students from all classes, Youth, Adult/Teen and private lessons are encouraged to attend. Please mark your calendars as follows:

  • Saturday March 25, 2017 11 am to 2 pm we will be at the Norwood Wellness Fair to recruit and work with the public on some basic activities and  present a demonstration of Martial Arts skills from 11 am to 11:30 am.
  • Saturday April 8, 2017 2017 1 pm to 4 pm we will be part of the Claire's Fitness Day event to once again recruit and work with the public on basic skills and possibly provide a demonstration of Martial Arts Skills.
As more information becomes available it will be shared. Any questions please see the Black Belts.

Thursday February 16, 2017 will be the third of five make up Youth classes 6 pm at the Mohawk School. There will be no Adult/Teen class on the 16th at the Mohawk School.

Thursday February 16, 2017 Youth and Adult/Teen classes at the Norwood school will be held downstairs in the high school cafeteria. Please feel free to drive around back and enter directly into the class.

The week of February 20 to 24, 2017, there will be no classes at the Norwood and Mohawk Schools as the buildings will be closed for winter break. All other classes and private lessons will proceed. Practice.

The He Yee Dao Karate Association thanks all students and instructors who assisted in the production of digitally recording the eight Pal-gwe forms for the Blog and our Facebook page. A special thanks goes to Sensei Tim Brown for his technical expertise in making these teaching resources available.  As editing is completed, the Pal-gwes will be added.

Mohawk School Make Up Classes Thursday February 9, 2017

The second of five make up classes will be held this evening, Thursday February 9, 2017, at the Mohawk School. The Youth Class will begin at 6 pm and the Adult/Teen Class at 7 pm. See everyone there.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Classes Resume at the Mohawk School

All indications are we finally have a break in the weather to resume classes at the Mohawk School Tuesday January 31, 2017 The Youth class will begin at 6 pm and the Adult/Teen Class at 7 pm.

This evening we will welcome our friends and fellow students from the St. Regis Kanatakon School who will be joining the classes at the Mohawk School for the remainder of the winter semester, until March 31, 2017.

In the very near future the He Yee Dao Karate Association will identify dates in February and or March to make up the 4 classes that were canceled due to weather.

This evening be prepared to learn, actively participate and have some fun.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Updates Wednesday January 4, 2017

On Thursday December 22, 2016, six students in the St. Regis School Karate Kids Class successfully tested and advanced. The students advancing are, Talon, Tyron, Cassius, Karahkwanoron, Navan and Jay. Congratulations everyone. Stick with it.

Daniel Zufall of the Norwood Adult/Teen class was promoted to the Rank of 1st Gyup, second stripe, Brown Belt. Congratulations. Your dedication and perseverance has been recognized.

Carter Weller of the Norwood Adult/Teen Class recently successfully tested and achieved the rank of 2nd Gyup, first stripe, Brown Belt. He skillfully demonstrated all required martial arts techniques, stamina and characteristics required for advancement. Well done.

Monday December 19 2016, the last Class for the fall semester, several students from the Norwood Youth Class successfully tested for advancement. They are Hunter, Samantha, Emma, Kayla, Kadence, Christopher, Trinidy, Ryan, Kayden, and Connor

Tuesday December 2 , 2016, the last class for the fall semester, Wil of the Mohawk School  Youth class Successfully tested for rank advancement.

Thursday December 22, 2016, the last class for the fall semester, eight students from the St. Regis School will test for rank advancement.

Winter semester 2017 classes will resume as follows:
Norwood Youth and Adult/Teen Classes resume, Thursday January 5, 2017 at the Norwood School.
Mohawk School, Youth and Adult/Teen Classes resume, Tuesday January 10, 2017 at the Mohawk School.
St. Regis School, Youth Class, will merge with the Mohawk School Youth Class as of Tuesday January 3 2017 at the Mohawk School.

Tuition prices will remain the same for the winter semester 2017. Specifically $50 for Youth students and $65 for Adult/Teen students.

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