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, 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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Updates October 28, 2014

Today October 28, 2014, the He Yee Dao Karate Association is proud to be part of the Wellness Day at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. A good turnout is expected.

The Norwood Norfolk Youth Class on Monday October 27, 2014, saw two students and test and earn rank promotion. Derek achieved the rank of Blue Stripe Belt. Samantha earned the rank of 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt. Congratulations Derek and Samantha.

Excitement is building for the November 10th 2014 Norwood Norfolk self defense introductory class for senior students. An enjoyable, informative program is planned.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Self Defense Class for High School Seniors

On Monday November 10, 2014, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will provide a free, hands on martial arts self defense class for Norwood Norfolk High School seniors, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the school. This real life experiential self defense class is being provided as the result of one student, Michelle's, effort to increase community awareness of the importance of personal defense.

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


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.