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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Self Defense Class for High School Seniors

On Monday November 10, 2014, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will provide a free, hands on martial arts self defense class for Norwood Norfolk High School seniors, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the school. This real life experiential self defense class is being provided as the result of one student, Michelle's, effort to increase community awareness of the importance of personal defense.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Upcoming Fall Events

In addition to the Youth, Adult/Teen Classes for the general public and private group and individual lessons, periodically the He Yee Dao Karate Association is asked to participate in outside events. The month of October has two such events. Specifically:

Thursday October 9, 2014 2:20pm, we will be providing a participatory introductory martial arts experience for students involved in the Banford Elementary After School Program in Canton.

Friday evening October 24, 2014, 7 pm, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will be presenting a demonstration and inviting audience participation at the Hermon Dekalb School as part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4H, annual dinner. Students from all classes are welcomed to participate. If interested contact Sensei Joe Colarusso. It should be a fun evening for all.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

He Yee Dao Fleece Jackets

We are now taking orders for official He Yee Dao fleece jackets.  Both adult and children's sizes are available. Contact Joe for more information.

The black  jackets are made of 13 oz. fleece for warmth and comfort. The embroidered designs, in gold, are the He Yee Dao patch, the word Karate and a dragon on the right sleeve. The jackets also include a waist draw sting for added warmth. Youth sizes with a full front zipper, run from medium through extra large. Adult sizes available are small through 6xl. The adult jackets have a half zipper. Before Christmas the cost of the jackets is $45. After the holiday the price will be $50.

From He Yee Dao Karate Association

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mohawk School Fall Semester 2014Classes

The He Yee Dao Karate Association will begin fall Karate Classes at the Mohawk School Tuesday evening September 16 in the  multipurpose room.  Classes for Youth students, ages 6 to 12, will begin at 6 pm and conclude at 7 pm. Classes for Adults/Teens, ages 13 through senior citizens, will begin at 7 pm. The cost for this semester, September through December, is $45 for Youth students and $60 for Adult/Teen students.

We look forward to working with all returning students as well as new boys and girls, men and women students who have an interest. Students may start at any time during the semester if you can't make it on the 16th. No previous experience is required. Our focus is on learning traditional Tae Kwon Do, conditioning, self defense, movement, self control, and having fun.

Any questions please contact this web site and or call 315 244 0753.

See everyone on Tuesday September !6, at the Mohawk school.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Norwood Fall 2014 Semester Classes

Thursday September 4, 2014 fall semester Karate Classes will begin at the Norwood Norfolk elementary school cafeteria and will continue every Monday and Thursday evening. The He Yee Dao Karate Association is keeping prices the same as last year for this semester, September through December. Specifically, the cost for Youth Classes is $45 and Adult/Teen Classes are still $60 for the semester.

Youth Classes for beginners start at 6 pm and 6;30 pm for Youth Students with experience. The Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm and runs to 8:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing all returning and new students, families and friends. New students are welcomed to start at any time.

Any questions, please contact this site and or phone 244 0753.

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.