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, May 25, 2015

Updates, May 25, 2015 and Beyond

May 25, 2015 - Happy Memorial day. The He Yee Dao Karate Association salutes all instructors. students family members and friends who have served in the armed forces.

May 25, 2015 - There will be no classes this evening at the Norwood School as it is closed for the holiday. Enjoy your long weekend.

May 26, 2015 - Regularly scheduled Tuesday Youth and Adult/Teen classes at the Mohawk school, are cancelled as the school is closed for the long holiday weekend.

May 26, 2015 - Mohawk School classes that were cancelled for Tuesday the 25th, are rescheduled for Wednesday, the 26th, at the usual times. [ Youth Class starts at 6 pm and the Adult/Teen Class will begin at 7 pm]

May 27, 2015 - Norwood Youth and Adult/Teen classes will resume at the usual times. [ Youth at 6 pm and Adult/Teen at 7 pm]

June 29, 2015 - Summer training begins at the Norwood school on Monday evenings. Summer training will run through August 29th. Cost is $30 per student. Youth Class will begin at 6 pm and Adult/Teens at 7 pm.

July 25. 2015 - The He Yee Dao Karate Association, at 2 pm, will present a demonstration and participatory introductory class  at the Norwood Public Library, as part of their summer program. Stay tuned for more details.

July 23, 2015 - We are in the early planning stages of developing our role in the annual Wellness Fair at the IGA properties in Hogensburg. Wath this site for more details as they become available.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Yellow Belt Earned

Tanyr, from the St. Regis Mohawk School youth class, was tested for and earned her full yellow belt. Great job, Tanyr! Be proud of what you do.

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

More Than A Demo, Thank You

The He Yee Dao Karate Association takes this opportunity to acknowledge all students and instructors for their hard work in presenting a great demonstration last evening. Kick The Couch 2, More Than A Game. Special thanks goes to Patrick Facteau, Tim Brown and Max Cline, for their leadership, creativity and hard work, in making the demonstration such a success.

Over 83 spectators witnessed students from the Norwood and Mohawk School Classes, perform a variety of martial arts skills in traditional and entertaining formats.

In the near future please watch this site and the He Yee Dao Facebook page, for photos and possibly video of the demonstration. Anyone with photos or video of the demo, who would like to share, are welcomed to contact this site.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wellness Fair Pictures

The Norwood Wellness Fair was a great success and an excellent showcase for the talented members of He Yee Dao. Thanks to all who participated! Click the link below to see pics!

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.