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, August 4, 2016

2nd Dan [degree] Black Belts Earned

Sensei[s] Patrick Facteau and Nathan Rheome successfully tested and earned their 2nd Degree Black Belt s on a very warm evening, Monday August 1 2016 at the Norwood school. The test were conducted outside in the heat on uneven ground. The candidates demonstrated precise martial arts techniques, individual endurance and improvisation to situations presented

To reach this level, Patrick and Nathan have devoted years of individual practice, the teaching other students the arts and solid consistency, creativity and dedication to the He Yee Dao Karate Association. Congratulations gentlemen. Best of luck as your martial arts journeys continue.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Updates July 14, 2016

Summer training is well underway and going very well. Seven sessions are left at this point. It is a good change to train outside. The next classes are scheduled for Monday July 18, 2016. Youth Class begins at 6 pm and Adult/Teens strart at 6:30 pm. Practice and enjoy.

July 12, 2016 - Tuesday, the He Ye Dao Karate Association  presented a free introductory Tae Kwon Do class for children at the Norwood NY Public Library. This is the second year we have been invited to provide this community service. Special thanks go to Sensei Patrick Facteau for covering the Massena private class and Brown Belt Morgan Phelix who assisted in Norwood, for making the day a success.

August 2, 2016 - Tuesday, two candidates will test for their Second Dan [degree] Black Belt Rank. The entire Tuesday evening August 2, will be devoted to this test. Regular Summer Training session classes for youth and adults/teens, will proceed as scheduled on Monday August 1, 2016.

August  25, 2016 - Monday, one candidate will test for Black Belt, First Dan, in the Adult/Teen Class.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Training Begins June 27, 2016 at Norwood

The He Yee Dao Karate Association 2016 nine week Summer Training Session begins Monday June 27 on the front lawn of the Norwood School at the northern end of the parking lot, toward Norfolk. The Youth Class will begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. The Adult/Teen Class will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude around 7:45 pm.

The cost is $30/student. For new students, the first two classes are free.

Students should bring water/or something to drink, hat, sunglasses and sneakers. The School building will not be open this summer. Therefor we will not have access to restrooms. Please plan accordingly.

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Updates, June 17, 2016

June 6, 2016 The Canton private class held their annual promotional demonstration at the St. Mary's school gymnasium. 14 students advanced.

June 14, 2016  The Massena private class held their annual promotional demonstration at the St Regis Nursing home atrium. 9 students advanced.

June 14, 2016 Testing was held for classes at the Mohawk School. In the Youth Class the following students advanced:

  •  Green stripe Belt, Klae, Wil, and Kahetahawi
  • 7th Gyup Yellow Belt, Tontareh and Rarihwenhawi
  • Yellow Stripe Belt, Michael, Iohahes, Cian, and Ranenrasehtha

From the Adult/Teen Class:
  • 7 th Gyup Yellow Belt, Ashton McDonald

Congratulations to all the students who successfully tested.

June 16, 2016 Testing wiere held at the Norwood school for several students in the Youth Class and three in the Adult/Teen Class. In the Youth Class the following students advanced:
  • Yellow Tab Belt, Olivia and Christopher
  • Yellow Stripe Belt, Angelina
  • Yellow Stripe Belts, Lillian
  • 7 th Gyup Yellow Belt, Madison and Kadence
  • Green Stripe Belt, Kayla
  • 4 th Gyup Purple Belt, Derek

From the Adult/Teen Class:

  • 4 th Gyup Purple Belt, Conner McGinnis
  • 7 th Gyup Yellow Belt, April Daniell and Lilah Daniell

June 20. 2016 Is the last Class for the Spring semester at the Norwood school. We will conclude the year with a sparring tournament and Martial Arts Olympic competition and the breaking of ice blocks in the Youth Class at 6 pm. The Adult/Teen class will proceed as usual at 7 pm.

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June 21, 2016 Is the last class for the Spring semester at the Mohawk school. Students will demonstrate skills, and break boards. Everyone in attendance will then share some refreshments. Please bring a dish to pass if possible. The club will provide pizza and wings.

June 23, 2016 No classes at Norwood.

June 27, 2016 Monday, Summer Training begins at Norwood on Monday nights. More details to follow.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kick The Couch III Demonstration, Well Done

What a Demo. Congratulations to all students and instructors for a job well done, The martial arts skills were well executed, everyone was prepared, the technology and staging were impressive and the crowd was great.

A special thanks goes to Sensei Patrick Facteau and Brown Belt 3rd Stripe Tim Brown, for their creative talents and countless hours of preparation. He Yee Dao Karate Association also thanks the families, friends and students who brought a dish to pass for the after demo refreshments.

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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.