Sifu Tzyann Hsu was born in Taiwan. She began her training in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at the age of 16. After coming to the United States, she furthered her study of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, and earned a Teaching Certificate for Tai Chi Chuan from Sifu (Master) Chan Wai Kwan, chief instructor of the Tai Shan Martial Arts Institute.
In addition to her expertise in Tai Chi Chuan, Sifu has trained in Bagua Zhang, Hsin-I Chuan and Hung Ga Kung Fu. She has won five gold medals for Bagua Zhang, Hsin-I Chuan and Executive Weapons at the national Wong Fei Hung Kung Fu Tournaments. Sifu's students have also won gold, silver and bronze medals in Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Weapons at the national Wong Fei Hung Kung Fu Tournament.
Sifu brings deep knowledge of body mechanics to her teaching. She has also taught classes at the Martha Graham Dance School and gave seminars at the Brooklyn Museum, and Kings Brook Rehabilitation Center- Tai Chi for Fall prevention.
Sifu has received honors from New York State Assemblyman James F. Brennan for her outstanding community service bringing Tai Chi to senior citizens. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight and in publications by the New York Times and Dealmaker Magazine.