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, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 No Classes Norwood

There will be no Youth and Adult/Teen classes this evening at Norwood as the school is closed due to the Martin Luther King holiday. Classes will resume in Norwood Thursday January 18. 2018, Youth class at 6 pm and Adult/Teen at 7 pm. All Mohawk school and private classes will proceed as usual this week.

Practice and have fun.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Updates December 21, 2017

The last fall semester classes at the Norwood School were Monday December 18, 2017. There are no classes scheduled for Thursday December 21, 2017. Classes will resume at the Norwood School when the winter semester begins Thursday January 4, 2018.

At the Mohawk school, the last youth and adult/teen classes of the fall semester will be held Thursday December 21, 2017 at the usual times. Classes will resume at the Mohawk School Thursday January 4, 2018 when the winter semester begins.

Thursday November 30, 2017 students at the Kanatakon school tested for promotion. The He Yee Dao Karate Association congratulates the following students for advancing to the level of Yellow Stripe Belt:


Monday December 4, 2017 students at the Norwood Youth class tested for rank advancement and promotion. Of special note, Hunter Bowman successfully tested and earned the rank of 3 rd Gyup Brown Belt. Well done Hunter.

Other students who tested and were promoted are as follows:

Kayla, Blue Stripe Belt
Kadence, Blue Stripe Belt
Christopher, Green Stripe Belt
Audrey, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
Bethany, Yellow stripe Belt
Cadmon, Yellow Stripe Belt
Nathaniel, Yellow Stripe Belt
Elijah, Yellow Stripe Belt
Mathew, Yellow Stripe Belt
Bently, Yellow Stripe Belt
Catheryn, Yellow Stripe Belt

Congratulations everyone. Now on to the next level. Good luck

We welcome the following new students to the Norwood Youth Class:


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pal-Gwe Five, Six, and Seven Now Up

The videos for Pal-gwe Five, Six, and Seven have been posted to YouTube. Click either of the links below or the links listed on the right to see the latest additions to our growing library of reference videos.

Pal-gwe Five  https://youtu.be/iatoTYVUMps

Pal-gwe Six  https://youtu.be/luaTQ49laX8

Pal-gwe Seven  https://youtu.be/TglErqjvOMw

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pal-Gwe Four Video Posted

The video resource for Pal-gwe Four has been posted to our YouTube channel. Click on the link below to take a look!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Wellness Fair Demo, Great Job

We wish to congratulate all students and instructors who participated in  the Saturday March 25, 2017 Wellness Fair demonstration, on a job well done. This was the best turnout in terms of numbers of students who participated along with instructors and families and friends who came to support us. The auditorium was standing room only when He Yee Dao Karate Association members were demonstrating various skills. The organizers of the Wellness Fair were very pleased with the number of people who came to see us and stayed for the event.

Pictures may be posted shortly. Please check out the Mix 96.1 web site for additional pictures. Anyone interested in sharing photos and or videos. pleas send to this site. Thank you.

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

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