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.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Winter Break, No Classes Week of February 19 - 23, 2018

There will be no Youth and or Adult/Teen classes at the Norwod and Mohawk Schools the week of February 19 through 23, as the schools are closed for winter break. Private group and individual lessons will continue on the regular schedule Classes will resume at the Norwood school Monday February 26, 2018 and the Mohawk school on Tuesday February 27, 2018.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Updates February 13, 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018, the He Yee Dao Karate Association will once again be participating in the Norwood Wellness Day at the Norwood school 11 am to 2 pm. The event is sponsored by the Norwood Library, Massena Memorial  and Canton Potsdam Hospitals. We will provide a demonstration of skills on stage, host an activity area where members of the public can experience some skills and have an information table. Students and instructors from all He Yee Dao classes are encouraged to participate.

Saturday April 7, 2018, we will again participate in the annual Claire's Fitness Fun Day, 1 pm to 4 pm at the Norwood school. This event is to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and the importance of staying active. Once again we will provide a public demonstration of skills, an activety area for the public to try martial arts and an information table. He Yee Dao students and instructors from all classes are encouraged to participate.

Thursday February 15, 2018, Youth and Adult/Teen classes at Norwood will be held downstairs in the high school cafeteris. Please drive to the back of the school and enter directly into the class.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pal-Gwe Five, Six, and Seven Now Up

The videos for Pal-gwe Five, Six, and Seven have been posted to YouTube. Click either of the links below or the links listed on the right to see the latest additions to our growing library of reference videos.

Pal-gwe Five  https://youtu.be/iatoTYVUMps

Pal-gwe Six  https://youtu.be/luaTQ49laX8

Pal-gwe Seven  https://youtu.be/TglErqjvOMw

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pal-Gwe Four Video Posted

The video resource for Pal-gwe Four has been posted to our YouTube channel. Click on the link below to take a look!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Wellness Fair Demo, Great Job

We wish to congratulate all students and instructors who participated in  the Saturday March 25, 2017 Wellness Fair demonstration, on a job well done. This was the best turnout in terms of numbers of students who participated along with instructors and families and friends who came to support us. The auditorium was standing room only when He Yee Dao Karate Association members were demonstrating various skills. The organizers of the Wellness Fair were very pleased with the number of people who came to see us and stayed for the event.

Pictures may be posted shortly. Please check out the Mix 96.1 web site for additional pictures. Anyone interested in sharing photos and or videos. pleas send to this site. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Video!

Pal-gwe three has been added to our video resources, with Pal-gwe four to follow in the near future. Click the link below to see the newest video:

Pal-gwe three- https://youtu.be/X0KDhqAbfuw

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Video Content!

New content has been added to the "He Yee Dao Video Library." As a reference for students both new and old, we have begun posting demonstrations of our Pal-gwes. Each video will contain the form demonstrated in motion study as well as speed and power. Check this site often for new additions. Click the links below to see Pal-gwe One and Pal-gwe Two. Links will also be available in the video section on the right.

Pal-gwe One: https://youtu.be/H1R5xjo3GZY
Pal-gwe Two: https://youtu.be/XtUINGvPSCE