Dr Larissa Koroleva, Principal Instructor
Dr Larissa is well known throughout the Australian Wushu community. Having studied, practised and taught Tai Chi (traditional and competition forms), Bagua, other traditional Wushu forms, as well as contemporary Wushu, and various weapons, for many years, she remains very active as a teacher, practitioner and student. She holds the 6th – highest technical professional level – Duan (International Qualification System administered by Chinese Wushu Association under the International Wushu Federation) and continually seeks ways to improve her own skills and knowledge and to pass on this knowledge to her students. Dr Larissa has participated in numerous State, National and International competitions in Traditional Wushu and Taijiquan as a member of the NSW State Team and the Australian National Team since 1998. Dr Larissa was a member of the National Australian Team in the World Wushu Championships in various roles and served on the Traditional Wushu Committee of the International Wushu Federation representing Oceania. She also coached the Australian teams from NSW participating and winning medals in overseas competitions. Dr Larissa devotes a lot of her time and efforts to promoting Wushu, Taijiquan and Qigong in Australia, and particularly in NSW where she is entrusted by Wushu & Tai Chi NSW to run seminars in Duan Wei System to help practitioners with their professional development. She has also been organising competitions, demonstrations, conferences and various other events. Dr Larissa is available for group training and private tuition.
Helen studied Taijiquan since 2009. She has been practising Qigong and traditional Yang Style forms (Barehand, Taijijian and Fan) as well as competition routines. She has attended a number of seminars and workshops that helped her in her professional growth. In 2013 Helen was awarded 3rd Duan (International Qualification System administered by Chinese Wushu Association under the International Wushu Federation). Helen is assisting with running the Macquarie University Wushu and Tai Chi Club (Sydney, Australia) where she is regularly practising with her fellow members. She often participates in demonstrations and other events promoting Wushu that help her improve her skills. Helen has participated in several State, National and International competitions in Taijiquan as a member of the NSW State Team since 2011 achieving several awards. Helen is also available for group training and private tuition.
Mark studied and practised sport Wushu including changquan, daoshu, jianshu, gunshu as well as traditional Wushu, weapons and Tai Chi. For several years he practised traditional Kung Fu (White Crane) at Pak Hok Kung Fu School in Sydney. He has attended a number of seminars, workshops and professional development courses. He has also studied and practised at the Shanghai Wushu Institute with the Shanghai Wushu team in 2005 and competed in many State, National and International Wushu Championships. In 2013, Mark was awarded 5th Duan (International Qualification System administered by Chinese Wushu Association under the International Wushu Federation). Currently, Mark is assisting in teaching Wushu at Macquarie University Wushu & Tai Chi Club which he has been doing since 2012. Mark is also available for group training and private tuition.