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, April 20, 2016

Updates April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016, Thursday four students at the Norwood school successfully tested for advancement. In the Youth Class, Samantha and Hunter earned their Blue Stripe Belts, and Lillian her Yellow Stripe Belt. Richard Cook from the Adult/Teen Class achieved the rank of 6th Gyup, Green Belt. Congratulations to all. Photos should be posted to this site shortly. Stay tuned.

May 2, 2016 Monday the Norwood  school will be closed. We will however hold classes , Youth at 6 pm and Adult/Teen at 7 pm, because school  staff will unlock the building for us in the evening,

The He Yee Dao Karate Association welcomes new student, Angelina to the Norwood Youth Class Good luck as you begin your martial arts journey.

May 3, 2016 Tuesday, Classes at the Mohawk school will resume.

May 4, 2016 Wednesday 4 pm, we will be providing demonstration/participatory introduction classes to first through 4th grade students at the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club. 60 children are expected, All He Yee Dao students and instructors are welcomed to participate.

May 6, 2016 Friday 4:30 pm, we will provide a demonstration/participatory introduction class to 30 5th and 6th graders at the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club. At 6 pm we will do the same for 20 teenagers. Help is needed.

May 19, 2016, Thursday 6:30 pm, Kick The Couch lll, demonstration free and open to the public, will be presented at the Norwood School. Students from all He Yee Dao Classes are welcomed to participate. Preparations are underway now. We hope all students participate, families and friends of He Yee Dao along with anyone who is curious about the arts, come and enjoy the demonstration.

For the past three years we have provided instruction to a private group of adult students in Massena. In the last month the class has tried something very different. Every class is now held in the central community atrium of the St. Regis Nursing home. This large bright room has proven to be an excellent training facility for our students. Simultaneously our classes provide entertainment/diversion for the viewing pleasure of the nursing home residents, staff and visitors. The He Yee Dao Students are now very comfortable executing various skills, as every class is provided in front of a large audience.

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 9,2016 Claire's Fitness Day

On behalf of a 5 year old girl named Claire who has cystic fibrosis, members of the He Yee Dao Karate Association  proudly participated in a fitness day named in her honor to increase awareness of the importance of children becoming physically active.

Our students provided a 30 minute demonstration/participatory introductory class for event visitors featuring the bo staff, strikes, kicks, self defense, and board breaking. The He Yee Dao activety area was busy from 1 pm to 4 pm with many visitors trying their skill at practice board breaking, strikes and kicks. near 4 pm, the end of the event, we still had three lines of several people deep in front of each of our three breaking stands.

We especially thank the following students and instructors who volunteered their time to help with this event. Specifically: from the Adult/Teen Class, Sensei Nathan Rheome, Brown Belt 3rd stripe Tim Brown, Brown Belt 1st Stripe Daniel Zufall, Brown Belts Morgan Phelix, Carter Weller, and Sydney Daniels, Purple Belt Chris Weller, Yellow Belt Richard Cook. From the Youth Class, we thank the following students for their participation, Alan, Josh, Kayla, Olivia, and Carina.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Norwood Wellness Fair Demo, Well Done

The He Yee Dao Karate Asociation congratulates all the students who participated in the Saturday March 12, 2016 Norwood Wellness Fair Martial Arts Demonstration entitled Tae Kwon Do, A Journey. The program showcased many skills in an entertaining and lively presentation. All of your practice and preparation was obvious. Pictures of the Demo will be added to this site shortly. Please contact this site if interested, to share any photos or videos you may have of the Demo. NEW PHOTOS ADDED 3-16-16.

Click to see the gallery.

A special thank you goes out to all family and friends for your ongoing support.

The next public demonstration is scheduled for Saturday April 9, 2016 as part of the Claire's Fitness Day event, on behalf of cystic fibrosis. Stay tuned.

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Welcome to the first official Blog of the HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION. As this is a work in progress, the Blog will continue to be refined and expanded in the future.

It is our goal for the Blog to help keep current students informed of class updates, techniques utilized, self defense and to provide additional information to assist with individual practice and study outside of class. In addition it is hoped that the Blog will  peek the interest and provide contact information to people who may be interested in becoming involved in the martial arts.

The HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION wishes to thank Tim Brown, who's initiative, technical expertise and patience has made the Blog possible.

Please check the Blog regularly for updates. Student suggestions are encouraged. Email, heyeedao@gmail.com  , and click Follow,  to receive updates automatically.