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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kick the Couch 2: More Than a Game!

Kick the Couch 2: More Than a Game! This is a FREE martial arts demonstration that is open to the public. Again, this demonstration is FREE and will be held on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Norwood Norfolk elementary cafeteria. We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Only 5 More Classes Scheduled, Before Demonstration

There are 5 classes remaining prior to the He Yee Dao Karate Association's May 14, 2015 free demonstration for the general public, Kick The Couch II, More Than A Game.

The preparation has been both challenging and enjoyable. Many thanks to the students and instructors who are putting together the program.

We encourage everyone who is part of the demo, to please take full advantage of the next seven classes. The better prepared you are, the sharper your performance for the audience and the more rewarding and enjoyable for your self.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring 2015 - Updates

3/14/2015, 18 instructors and students from the He Yee Dao Karate Association, presented a martial arts demonstration before over 300 persons at the Norwood Public Library's Wellness Fair. This was a good experience for all involved. See photos below.

3/21/2015, 10 instructor and students from the He Yee Dao Karate Association, presented and a demonstration and introductory youth martial arts class as part of the Team Claire fund raising event for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment. 20 persons from the audience joined the participatory class. Another rewarding event for all concerned.

3/24/2015, Testing for rank advancement was conducted at the Mohawk School. Students advancing in the Youth Class are as follows: Sky, Meadow and Forest achieved the rank of 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt. Kayla, Watshenniiostha, and Tonterah earned the theirs Yellow Stripe Belt.

In the Adult/Teen Class, Morgan is a major step closer to reaching Black Belt.  On 3/24/2015 he successfully achieved the rank of 4th Gyup, Purple Belt. Congratulations to all the students who tested

3/26/2015, Students from the Norwood Youth and Adult/Teen Classes will test for advancement. Specifically, in the Youth Class, Derek will test for 5th Gyup, Blue Belt, and Owen, Stormy, Zackary, and Madisyn, will test for Yellow Stripe. Good luck everyone.

4/9/2015, Guest instructor, 5th degree Black Belt, Master Tom Sloan, will join us in Norwood for the Youth and Adult/Teen Classes. Master Sloan will share with us some self defense, and  weapons techniques practiced in his Okinawa style of martial arts. All He Yee Dao students from every class are welcomed to participate in this special instructional opportunity. More details will be provided on this site in the near future.

5/14/2015 6:30 pm at the Norwood School, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will present, free to the public, our annual martial arts demonstration entitled, KICK THE COUCH II, MORE THAN A GAME. Follow this site for more details as the date gets closer.

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.

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.