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.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Students, Welcome

The He Yee Dao Karate Association is proud to welcome the following new students. Specifically:

In the Mohawk School Youth Class, we welcome, Micheal, Kiae, and Iohahes.

Joining the Mohawk School Adult/Teen Class are Shelley and Ashton.

In the Norwood School Youth Class, we welcome Wyatt, and Olivia.

Good luck to all new students as you begin your martial arts journey.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

March 12, 2016 Wellness Day Demonstration

The He Yee Dao Karate Association has once again been invited to participate in the Norwood Public Library's Wellness Day event, 11 am to 2 pm, Saturday March 12, 2016, at the Norwood Norfolk Public School. We will have an information table and activity area where interested guests may try some martial arts activities such as break practice boards, learn some self defense, and or punch/kick bags.

Students and instructors from He Yee Dao will provide a 30 minute demonstration, on stage. More details will follow. Students from all He Yee Dao Classes are welcomed to participate. Demonstrations are fun and rewarding to prepare for and to perform. If interested please speak with your instructor.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Updates, December 11. 2015

The first wave of the He Yee Dao Karate Association individual student and instructor sports cards, have been produced, distributed and sheets of 9 are available for $3.00. They look great. See sample posted below. The sports card concept and production is due to the efforts of Sensei Patrick Facteau and Tim Brown.

The cards include a portrait photo on the front, an action photo on the back, along with some biographical information. We hope to make the sports card experience available to all He Yee Dao students at each of our schools in the winter of 2016.
     


He Yee Dao Karate oval shaped, peel on/off window decals should be available for next week's classes for students, instructors family and friends. Special thanks to Tim Brown and Carter Weller for their efforts associated with this initiative.
Sample Vinyl Decal


Thursday December 10, 2015, 4 students tested, passed and were promoted regarding their weapon skills with the Tonfa. Specifically, Dylan, Alan, Sydney and Derek, received their second Tonfa stripe for skills with the second Tonfa form, Tonfa Kihon Sono Ni. Congratulations to all.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Philosophy

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

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.