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, December 18, 2014

Norwood Norfolk Class Updates, December 18, 2014

This evenings Youth and Adult/Teen Classes will be held downstairs in the high school cafeteria. Please feel free to park in back and enter directly into the high school cafeteria.

Tonight in the Adult/Teen Class, Tim Brown will test for the rank of 2nd gyup [one stripe Brown Belt], and Daniel Zufall will test for Brown Belt, 3rd gyup. Good luck gentlemen.

The Norwood Norfolk fall 2014 semester classes will conclude tonight, December 18, 2014.

The January through March 2015 winter semester at Norwood Norfolk will begin Monday January 5, 2015. Class prices and times will remain the same. $45 for the 6 pm and or 6:30 pm Youth Classes every Monday Thursday, and $60 for the Adult/Teen 7 pm Monday and Thursday evening classes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mohawk School Update, December 18, 2014

Many students are now proudly wearing the purple and white confederation flag patch on the left sleeve of their uniforms. This expression of identity has been a wonderful addition to the atmosphere of the Mohawk School Classes.

On Tuesday December 16, 2014 in the Youth Class, Tayner successfully tested and achieved the rank of Yellow Stripe Belt. Congratulations.

Classes for the fall semester at the Mohawk School concluded on December 16, 2014.

Youth and Adult/Teen winter semester classes at the Mohawk School will resume on Tuesday January 6, 2015. Prices will remain the same for the January through March three month semester. $45 for Youth Students in the 6 pm class, and $60 for Adult/Teens in pm class.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing all returning students, families, friends and new students on January 6, 2015.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Thank You" From Norwood Norfolk School

On November 10, He Yee Dao offered a special self defense class to Norwood-Norfolk students and their parents.  The class was an interesting change of pace for He Yee Dao and an effective teaching opportunity.  Recently, the following appeared in the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District Board of Education Update (December 12, 2014):


A big thanks to Sensei Joe Colarusso and his team from the He Yee Dao Association who hosted a free self-defense night on November 10th fro Norwood Norfolk students and parents. Joe and his team provided both group and individualized self-defense training.

Joe expressed to the group that the best self-defense is to be aware of your surroundings. This was made very clear and evident with the mock demonstration Joe and his team put on. The evening events made for a very exciting and educational experience for all those in attendance. All of the participants had a great time while gaining a valuable education on self-defense skills.

It should be known that Joe and the He Yee Dao Association have been doing classes at NNCS for the past 16 years. The He Yee Dao Association holds classes on Monday and Thursday with children ages 6-12 participating from 6-7pm and adults participate 7-8:30 pm. Classes are held year round and for anybody interested in learning self-defense the first couple of classes are free.

Thanks to NNCS for being such gracious hosts!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Congratulations Sensei Patrick Facteau and Sensei Nathan Rheome

The He Yee Dao Karate Association is proud to announce that Nathan Rheome and Patrick Facteau,
 after meeting all requirements, successfully tested and achieved the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt, on Monday evening November 24. 201

This milestone is not the end of Patrick and Nathan's martial arts journey. They will continue to train and study with the He Yee Dao Karate Association. As Black Belts, Patrick and Nathan will also be instructors. They will hold the title of Sensei.

He Yee Dao thanks Sensei Kristin Colarusso for administering the test, 3rd Dan Black Belt Clarence Cutler for serving as a guest judge, and fellow students, Tim Brown, Daniel Zufall, Morgan Phelix, Connor McGinnis and Dylan Facteau for assisting with sparing, self defense and weapons portion of the tests. A special thank you is in order for the family and friends of Patrick and Nathan for supporting them on their martial arts journey.

Congratulations gentlemen.

[Please note we hope to add pictures and or video in the near future]

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, 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.