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, May 24, 2018

Black Belt Testing

  • Wednesday May 23, 2018,  the He Yee Dao Karate Association conducted Black Belt testing. Five candidates were successful in meeting all requirements and demonstrating skills necessary. We are proud to announce the following promotions in rank.
  • Patrick Facteau, 3rd Dan Black Belt
  • Nathan Rheome, 3rd Dan, BlackBelt
  • Timothy Brown, 2nd Dan, Black Belt
  • Daniel Zufall, 1st Dan Black Belt
  • Morgan Phelix, 1st Dan, Black Belt 
"A Black Belt is not something you wear. A Black Belt is not something you earn. A Black Belt is something you become"
Congratulations gentlemen. As we say," few people do what you can do. Fewer do it as well as you do. Very few ever reach the level you have". Be proud of what you have each accomplished over the last several years. You have traveled a long but worthwhile road.

Self Journey - Together

The HeYee Dao Karate Association will present our annual Demonstration, free to the public, tonight 6:30 pm at the Norwood school. The demonstration is entitled Self Journey - Together. Students and instructors will present a variety of skills individually and together with others in sparring, forms, self defense, weapons and training. Refreshments will follow. Please join us.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Claire's Fitness Fun Day - What a Demo

On Saturday April 7, 2018 at the Norwood School, the He Yee Dao Karate Association delivered an outstanding demonstration of martial arts taekwon do skills to a very large, enthusiastic crowd. Students and instructors did an great job taking the audience on an informative, entertaining journey. Special thanks to the stars of the show:
Sensei Patrick
Sensei Nate

Anyone having photos or video of the event and willing to share on this site or our face book page, please forward to Sensei Tim Brown or Daniel Zufall. Tim and Daniel can be reached through this site and or directly via Facebook.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Semester Begins Today April 2, 2018

The 2018 spring semester begins today and runs through June 2018 when the Mohawk and Norwood school years end.
Prices and start times  remain the same for the three month semester. $50 for the 6 pm Youth Classes, $65 for the 7 pm Adult/Teen classes, and individually negotiated prices for private lessons dependent upon the focus of the request [ie. self defense, flexibility, wellness ect.].

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Updates March 29, 2018

Happy Easter season.

Thursday March 29, 2018. There are no classes in Norwood as the school is closed. Classes will proceed as usual at the Mohawk school.

Dates to Remember.  Saturday April 7, 2018, The He Yee Dao Karate Association will be participating in the Claire's Fun Fitness day 1 to 4 pm at the Norwood elementary gym. Students and instructors assisting with demonstration, information table and activity area setup are asked to be on site by 12:30 pm. Everyone participating in the 1:35 pm demonstration are asked to be on site by 1:pm.
We have been reminded by event organizers that this is a fund raiser and family members of students in the demonstration should be prepared to pay the entry fee of $5.Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday May 24, 2018, 6:30pm at the Norwood school cafeteria, will be our 5th annual demonstration free and open to the public.More details will follow.

Promotions. Congratulations are in order for all students at the Mohawk and Norwood schools who have recently tested and advanced in rank. Specifically:

  • Daniel Zufall, Norwood Adult/Teen Class. Promoted to 3rd stripe on Brown Belt signifying he will test for Black Belt within 6 months.
  • Morgan Phelix, Mohawk School Adult/Teen Class. Promoted to 3rd stripe on Brown Belt signifying he will test for Black Belt within six months.
  • Sydney Daniels, Norwood Adult/Teen Class. Promoted to the rank of 1st Gyup, second stripe on Brown Belt.
  • From the Norwood Youth class;
    • Macomb, Green Belt with White Stripe
    • Caedmon, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Bethany, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Nathanael, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Elijah, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Catheryn, Yellow Belt with White Stripe
  • From the Mohawk School Youth Class;
    • Iohahaes, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Mathew, 7th Gyup, Yellow Belt
    • Liana, White with Yellow Stripe Belt
    • Tyson, White with Yellow Stripe Belt

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Promotions at the Mohawk School

Congratulations to students at the St. Regis Mohawk School who were recently tested and earned new belts! Liana and Tyson were promoted to white with yellow stripe, and Iohahes and Mathew earned their yellow belts. Be proud, you all did very well!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Video Of The March 3, 2018 Demonstration

On Saturday March 3, 2018, students and instructors of the He Yee Dao Karate Association performed an outstanding martial arts demonstration for the community at the Wellness Fair in Norwood. The WMSA radio station from Massena was on site broadcasting live. In addition  WMSA video recorded our demonstration.

To view the video at this time, please go to the WMSA Facebook page.

In the near future we hope to have this video on the He Yee Dao Facebook page and web site.