Study Modules

Elective ModuleTotal Hours12345
1Tai Chi
1.1Tai Chi 8-forms
1.2 Tai Chi 16-forms 123333
1.3 Tai Chi 24-forms
1.4 Tai Chi Yang Style (Introduction)
1.5 Tai Chi Chen Style 36-forms
1.6 Duan Wei (Yang Style) Level One
1.7 Duan Wei (Yang Style) Level Two 633
1.8 Duan Wei (Yang Style) Level Three 9333
1.9 Duan Wei (Yang Style) Level Four
1.10 Duan Wei (Chen Style) Level One 633
1.11 Duan Wei (Chen Style) Level Two
1.12 Duan Wei (Chen Style) Level Three
1.13 Tai Chi Fan (Yang Style 18-forms) 9333
1.14 Tai Chi Fan (Yang Style 36-forms)
1.15Tai Chi Sword 16-forms
1.16 Tai Chi Sword 32-forms
1.17Tai Chi Sabre  (Traditional Yang Style) 123333
1.18 Tai Chi Sword (Yang Style & Techniques) 1533333
1.19 Tai Chi Cane 123333
1.20Push Hands
1.21 Tai Chi 42-forms
1.22 Tai Chi Sword 42-forms 1533333
2Wushu (Sport)
2.1 Changquan Routines
2.2 Nanquan Routines
2.3Wushu Cudgel (Gun) Routines 1533333
2.4 Wushu Straight Sword (Jian) Routines
2.5 Wushu Broadsword (Dao) Routines
2.6Wushu Elementary Cudgel Routine
2.7 Wushu Jian Duan Wei 1 (Single & Dual) 1533333
3Wushu (Traditional)
3.1 Introduction to Xing Yi9333
3.2 Xing Yi Five Fist Linked Form9333
3.3 Introduction to Bagua123333
3.4 Deer Horns Form1533333
3.5 Bagua Traditional Form 1533333
4.1 Qigong / Acupressure Aid
4.2 Qigong Ba Duan Jin
4.3 Qigong Yi Jin Jing
4.4 Qigong Dao Yin (Standing)
4.5 Qigong Dao Yin (Sitting)
4.6Qigong Tai Chi Stick 123333
4.7 Qigong Five Animals 9333


In our current curriculum, we provide teaching of the following (but not limited to these only): 

Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

  • Yang Style Tai Chi: traditional 85-forms
  • Chen Style Tai Chi: traditional; 36-forms, 56-forms 
  • Standardised routines and competition forms such as: 40-forms (Yang Style); 8-forms; 16-forms;  24-forms Tai Chi; 42-forms Tai Chi

Competitive Wushu

  • Changquan: Elementary and International routines
  • Daoshu; Jianshu; Qianshu; Gunshu; 
  • Nanquan; Nangun; Nandao
  • Duan Wei Grading Routines 


  • various forms – Shibashi I
  • Shibashi II
  • Yi Jin Jing
  • Ba Duan Jin
  • Wu Qin Xi
  • Liu Zi Jue
  • Dao Yin, etc.

Tai Chi Weapons

  • Yang Style Tai Chi Broadsword
  • Traditional Yang Style Straight Sword
  • 18-forms Tai Chi Fan
  • 36-forms Tai Chi Fan
  • Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan
  • Standardised routines and competition forms such as: 32- forms Tai Chi Sword; 42-forms Straight Sword 

Traditional Wushu

  • Baguazhang (Bagua);
  • Xing Yi
  • Liu He Ba Fa
  • Cane/Walking Stick
  • Seven-Star Sword
  • Shaolin Cudgel, Sword, Broadsword, etc.


using acupressure points to help alleviate:

  • neck and shoulder pain
  • lower back problems
  • knee problems


Qi Studio conducts the variety of popular and practical Wushu / Qigong / Tai Chi classes and workshops in many Sydney locations including North Ryde, Hornsby, Carlingford, Macquarie Park and Epping. Classes and workshops are provided by our Duan Wei fully qualified, experienced and friendly instructors. For specialised workshops, external experts are invited. Corporate training is available for companies / businesses that care about their employees’ welfare.

Tai Chi / Wushu / Qigong Training at Macquarie University

7 Reasons to Start or Continue Your Tai Chi / Wushu / Qigong Training at Qi Studio:

1. Qualified Instructors

All Qi Studio instructors are Duan Wei fully qualified, maintain their First Aid certification and constantly work on their professional development.

2. Structured Study

Qi Studio adopts structured model of study. Students, to some extent, can select modules from Study Modules, and, in general, small groups study the same material.

3. Suitable for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Qi Studio instructors are equally happy to teach beginners, intermediate or advanced students. The individual approach is what differentiates Qi Studio from many other schools.

4. Explained Application

At Qi Studio, students are not simply following the instructor. Each movement is explained in detail, including its origins and practical applications.

5. Friendly Atmosphere

Qi Studio instructors are open and friendly. They do not discriminate and treat all students equally regardless of their gender, age or political opinions.

6. Small Groups

All sessions are normally conducted in small (5-10 people) groups which allows for maximum individual attention. Private one-on-one sessions are also available.

7. Convenient Locations

Predominantly on the Sydney North Shore, all locations are easily accessible by public transport or by car. Most of them have plenty of parking spaces.


  • Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
  • Wushu Weapons 
  • Competitive Wushu
  • Traditional Wushu
  • Qigong
  • Acupressure 


  • Macquarie Community College;
  • Macquarie University;
  • Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College
  • Online
  • Private


  • Dr Larissa Koroleva;
  • Helen Rivett; 
  • Mark Shamin;

Mark Shamin


Mark studied with Master Dong Bei and Dr Larissa Koroleva 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) with Master Peter Kuo at Pak Hok Kung Fu School in Sydney. He has attended a number of seminars, workshops, professional development courses, e.g. Workshop in Melbourne 2007, etc. He has also studied and practised at the Shanghai Wushu Institute with the Shanghai Wushu team in 2005. Currently, Mark is assisting in teaching Wushu at the Macquarie University Wushu & Tai Chi Club which he has been doing since 2010.  


Mark was selected for representing Australia as a member of the National Team for the 2005 World Wushu Championships in Vietnam, 2006 in Malaysia, 2007 in Beijing and 2009 in Canada.  In 2012, he participated in the 9th Zhejiang International Traditional Wushu Championships (China) where he won several medals. He was also invited to teach Wushu for the Macquarie University Wushu and Tai Chi Club. 


Mark has participated in numerous State, National and International competitions in sport and traditional Wushu and Tai Chi as a member of the NSW State Team since 2000 achieving several awards. He has also participated in various activities, performances and events promoting Wushu in Sydney and on the Central Coast and was awarded sponsorship from the Gosford City Council in year 2012. 

Helen Rivett


Helen studied Taijiquan with Dr Larissa Koroleva since 2009. She has been practising 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, e.g. she has successfully completed Duan Wei Level One workshop and is working on Level 2 and 3. 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 was selected to represent the state of NSW in the National Competition in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, she was selected as a member of the team for the 9th Zhejiang International Traditional Wushu Championships (China) where she won several medals. Helen devotes a lot of her time and efforts to promoting Wushu and Tai Chi in Australia, and particularly in NSW. She is participating in organising competitions and various other events. She was elected to the Wushu & Tai Chi NSW Committee and is acting as one of the Board Directors of Wushu Council Australia.  


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. In 2012 she has won silver medal for her Taijijian and bronze medal for Yang Style Taiji and Fan in the NSW State titles. In the National competition in Melbourne (Australia), she won third place in her division. She was also awarded sponsorship from the Wushu & Tai Chi NSW in 2012 for participating in competitions.