About Sifu Emiko Hsuen
Born to Christian medical missionaries, Sifu Hsuen learnt about the value and power of prayer early in her childhood.
She first began learning martial arts at the age of eleven under Master Jae Young Kwak. At fourteen, she was introduced to the world of "qi" (energy) by her uncle, Sifu Danny Xuan.
As she continued her martial arts training, she also began formal studies in meditation at age nineteen under her first teacher, Lama Jetsun Yeshe. She was subsequently sent to study with other pre-eminent teachers and was trained concurrently in the Rosicrucian and Sufi traditions from 1991 to 2002.
In 1996, she met Dr Wei Zhang, who introduced her to Yan Xin Qigong. Subsequently, she also had the privilege of meeting Dr Yan Xin. In 1998, Sifu Hsuen had the honour of studying under Grandmaster Helen Xiao Rong Wu. In 2000, she received further training through the Shaolin teachings of Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit.
Sifu Hsuen is grateful for her current/past teachers and positive influences, some of whom are: Sri Ramana Maharshi, Grandmaster Helen Xiao Rong Wu, Grandmaster Simon Hu, Grandmaster Ju-Rong Wang ("Tai Lao Shi"), Dr Cheng-De Wu, Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit, Sifu Jean Lie, Sifu Wenqi Li, Sifu Leslie Swan, Sifu Danny Xuan, Master Jae-Young Kwak , Dr. Wei Zhang, Dr. Yan Xin, Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, Master Chunyi Lin, Ven. Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Kalden, Ven. Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche, Lama Jetsun Yeshe, Ven. Kiccanana, and Lama Jetsun Kusho Chime Luding.
Sifu Hsuen is committed to facilitating participants in an exciting, yet safe learning environment. One of her greatest joys is witnessing the discoveries and life-changing choices of her clients.
Special Gratitude & Acknowledgments
Grandmaster Helen Xiao Rong Wu
Sifu Hsuen would like to express her great gratitude and deepest respect for Grandmaster Wu, and to thank her for her profound teachings, for being a living example of 'Wu De' (high moral character) and for her uncommon generosity of spirit.
Grandmaster Wu is the granddaughter of Northern Shaolin Grandmaster Wang, Zi-Ping, and daughter of the late Prof. Wang, Ju-Rong. Grandmaster Wu is the 3rd-generation successor of The Wu Yi Jie He Family Lineage (Chinese Martial Arts & Chinese Medicine combined teaching system). She teaches Taijiquan (Fan forms, Chen, Sun, Yang, weapons etc), Northern Shaolin Kungfu, and Qigong. Grandmaster Wu offers a rigorous certification course. She is in high demand to teach internationally.
Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit
Sifu Hsuen would like to express her deep gratitude and highest regard for Grandmaster Wong, whom she considers without hesitation to be the greatest Shaolin master she knows.
Grandmaster Wong teaches the Shaolin arts, comprised of Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung, Shaolin Zen and Wahnam Taijiquan. He is the 4th-generation successor of Ven. Jiang Nan's lineage from the Southern Shaolin Monastery. Grandmaster Wong is the Head of the Shaolin Wahnam Institute.
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Code of Conduct
All participants in Joy & Freedom courses, classes and workshops are asked to read and accept to do their best to uphold the following Code of Conduct:
1. Practice clarity, compassion and lovingkindness toward all living beings.
There is no Enemy.
2. Consistent training is the basic requisite.
Practice Safety First for the benefit of myself and all others.
3. The best solution is a win-win solution, borne out of generosity and kindness towards all humankind.
For every single problem there are a thousand good solutions.
4. Be grateful, be honest, and live in harmony with the laws of the Universe.
Never lose sight of the Big Picture.
5. Practice wholesome ethics in all uses of energy, thought, speech and action.
This leads to confidence, inner peace and quality of life.
Grandmaster Wong (Sifu Emiko's Sifu)