Shaolin Wahnam Japan


About Sifu Emiko Hsuen・宣恵美子師父について

Chief instructor

Sifu Emiko Hsuen is honoured to be a certified instructor of the Shaolin Wahnam Institute. She is a 5th-generation inner-chamber disciple of Grandmaster Wong (4th-generation successor of the Southern Shaolin Monastery at Quanzhou). 

She enjoys facilitating the training of the practitioners in Japan and Canada.

Throughout the year, other instructors and senior practitioners also lead regular classes and community training sessions in various cities, such as Kawasaki, Setagaya, Wako, Kagoshima, Toyohashi, and Hamamatsu.

Sifu Emiko also enjoys travelling to other countries (with her Sifu's blessing) to help spread the authentic Shaolin arts. She is honoured to have taught in: Canada, Japan, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, the UK, Colombia, Mexico, and Costa Rica.


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 concept of "qi" (energy) by her uncle, Sifu Danny Xuan, who taught her Yip Man Wing Chun.

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 Catherine Jetsun Yeshe, Ven. Kiccanana, and Lama Jetsun Kusho Chime Luding.

Being a lay-nun, Sifu Hsuen enjoys living a quiet and peaceful life in the city, instead of in a monastery. She is a strong supporter of the family unit and believes in family values. 

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.