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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sparring Tournament and Banquet

He Yee Dao Karate Association students recently took part in an "end of the year" sparring tournament and banquet. Members of the sparring team faced off in points sparring matches. All students displayed great technique, control, and courage. Students who did not spar broke boards and blocks of ice. After the tournament and breaking demonstration, students and their families enjoyed a cover dish banquet. Thanks to all who participated!

Click the picture above for the full gallery.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Training Begins, Monday June 29, 2015

The He Yee Dao Karate Association will begin the sixth year of Summer Martial Arts instruction at the Norwood Norfolk School, Monday June 29th. The Youth Class will begin at 6 pm and run to 7 pm. The Adult/Teen Class will begin at 6:30 pm. The classes will run every Monday from June 29th through August 31st. The cost of the ten week session is $30 Youth and Adult/Teen.

The classes will be held outside on the front lawn facing route 56, between the gym and the playground/baseball field at  the southern end of school property, toward the village of Norwood. In case of rain, classes will be moved into the gym.

Students from all He Yee Dao classes are welcomed to participate.

Summer is a great time for anyone with an interest in martial arts [new students], men, women, boys and girls  and families to give class a try, outside in a less formal setting.

To facilitate the outdoor class experience,we encourage all students to bring:
*Water
*Sneakers or martial arts shoes
*Hat
*Sunglasses
*T shirt
*Bug spray

Families, friends and spectators may want to bring lawn/camping chairs.

Looking forward to a great summer. See everyone Monday the 29th. Questions, please contact this site and or call 315 244 0753.

St Lawrence NYSARC Karate Students on Facebook

In addition to providing classes for the general public at the Norwood and Mohawk Schools,the He Yee Dao Karate Association is proud to have provided classes for persons affiliated with St. Lawrence NYSARC for the past three years, in Canton and Massena New York. Classes are held every Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

Please visit the St. Lawrence NYSARC Facebook page to view photos of some extraordinary  men and women demonstrating their martial arts skills.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

St. Regis Mohawk School Updates

It's been a busy month at the St. Regis Mohawk School. Three students were tested on June 16. Congratulations to Klae, Carrera, and Kayla on their promotions!


On Tuesday, June 23, the St. Regis Mohawk School held their annual talent show. Two students from  He Yee Dao Karate Association were able to participate as the closing act. A special thanks to Natalie and Kaya for stepping up.

 Mohawk School Talent Show '15



Monday, May 25, 2015

Updates, July 1, 2015 and Beyond

July 6, 2015 - Max from the Adult/Teen class will test for the rank of 7th Gyup, Green Belt. Good luck Max.

July 15. 2015 - The He Yee Dao Karate Association, at 2 pm, will present a demonstration and participatory introductory class  at the Norwood Public Library, as part of their summer program. Stay tuned for more details.

July 23, 2015 - We are in the early planning stages of developing our role in the annual Wellness Fair at the IGA properties in Hogensburg. Watch this site for more details as they become available.

September 10, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Norwood School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for Youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.

September 15, 2015 - Fall semester begins at the Mohawk School. Youth Class starts at 6 pm and Adult/Teen Class begins at 7 pm. Cost is $50 for youth and $65 for Adult/Teen students for the fall semester, September through December 2015.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kick the Couch 2: Picture Gallery

Pictures from Kick the Couch 2: More Than a Game have been posted! Click the thumbnail below to see the gallery.



Special thanks to Peyton Brown for taking some fun pics! Anyone wishing to add their own pics to the gallery, e-mail them to heyeedao@gmail.com or brownt72@yahoo.com.