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, March 20, 2017

Wellness Day Demo and Activeties March 25, 2017

Reminder to all He Yee Dao students families and friends, this Saturday 11:00 am we will perform a 30 minute demonstration for the public at the Norwood school as part of the Public Library's Wellness day event. All Brown and Black Belts are asked to arrive at 10 am for set up. Students and instructors who are participating in the demo need to be at the Norwood school by 10:30 am.

Tonight, Monday March 20, 2017 all adult/teen students participating in the demo, are asked to join the youth students at 6 pm in the elementary cafeteria for a joint walk through of skills to be exhibited.

Demonstrations are a fun and rewarding opportunity for students to show family, friends and strangers the martial arts skills you have been studying. All He Yee Dao students are strongly encouraged to participate. Be proud of what you do and be willing to share. Good luck everyone. Have fun with the demo.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Video!

Pal-gwe three has been added to our video resources, with Pal-gwe four to follow in the near future. Click the link below to see the newest video:

Pal-gwe three- https://youtu.be/X0KDhqAbfuw

Monday, March 6, 2017

Students Advance

Thursday March 2, 2017 two students from the Norwood Adult/Teen Class successfully tested and advanced in rank. Specifically Sydney Daniels achieved the rank of 2nd Gyup, Brown Belt one Stripe. Dylan Facteau earned the rank 3rd Gyup, Brown Belt.

In the Youth Class two students successfully tested and advanced in rank. Ryan and Kierce tested and were promoted to Yellow Stripe Belts.

Congratulations to the four candidates, and thank you to the  instructors and classmates who made the testing possible.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Claire's Fitness Fun Day

The He Yee Dao Karate Association will once again be participating in "Claire's Fitness Fun Day" at NNCS. The event will take place on April 8th from 1 - 4 pm. Click the link to see a video of some past activities.


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.

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