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.

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
Photos to follow.

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

From the Adult/Teen Class:

  • 4 th Gyup Purple Belt, Conner McGinnis
  • 7 th Gyup Yellow Belt, April Daniell and Lilah Daniell
Photo to follow.

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.

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.

Click for the Kick the Couch III Gallery

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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reference Text

For everyone's general information, the He Yee Dao Karate Association's primary reference source for history, a variety of skills, forms, and self defense techniques we utilize, is the book, TAE KWON DO, THE KOREAN MARTIAL ART, by Richard Chun.

This book provides detailed information in narrative, pictures and diagrams of nearly all of the skills required to advance from White to Black Belt. It is not required that students purchase the book. For the students who may want to enhance their practice outside of class, this is an excellent resource.

Amazon.com is the best source to explore purchase options if interested. If you would like to preview the book, see Sensei.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Welcome to the first official Blog of the HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION. As this is a work in progress, the Blog will continue to be refined and expanded in the future.

It is our goal for the Blog to help keep current students informed of class updates, techniques utilized, self defense and to provide additional information to assist with individual practice and study outside of class. In addition it is hoped that the Blog will  peek the interest and provide contact information to people who may be interested in becoming involved in the martial arts.

The HE YEE DAO KARATE ASSOCIATION wishes to thank Tim Brown, who's initiative, technical expertise and patience has made the Blog possible.

Please check the Blog regularly for updates. Student suggestions are encouraged. Email, heyeedao@gmail.com  , and click Follow,  to receive updates automatically.