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.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Training July 27, 2015 New Location

Monday July 27th, Summer Training will be held outside on the north end [ toward Norfolk ] of the front lawn of the Norwood School This area is generally used for soccer and or softball. We apologize for the changing location due to school construction. Thanks for your cooperation.

In case of rain, we will move inside to our usual location or the gym.

Monday will mark the half way point in this years summer program.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mohawk Wellness Day, Success

The He Yee Dao Karate Association participated in the Mohawk Wellness Day on July 23, 2015. Over 800 people attended the event. We spoke with and demonstrated martial arts techniques with many new and old friends. The organizers gave us a prime location at the event. Special thanks to Sensei Patrick Facteau, Tim Brown and Morgan Phelix, for their work with the public and teaching/demonstration of skills.

Catch some of the highlights of the day on Akwesasne TV and in the Indian Time newspaper.

We hope to see many of our new friends in class very soon.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Updates, July 26, 2015 and Beyond

July 26, 2015 - Please check out the Norwood Public Library's Facebook page fpr some great pictures of the He Yee Dao Karate Associations class with the summer reading group on July 15, 2015. Special thanks to Youth students Emaleigh  and Kaleb for their assistance in making this program a success.

September 10, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Norwood School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for Youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.

September 15, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Mohawk School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kick the Couch 2: Picture Gallery

Pictures from Kick the Couch 2: More Than a Game have been posted! Click the thumbnail below to see the gallery.

Special thanks to Peyton Brown for taking some fun pics! Anyone wishing to add their own pics to the gallery, e-mail them to heyeedao@gmail.com or brownt72@yahoo.com.

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.

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.