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WorldTaiChiDay.org HAPPY NEW YEAR Newsletter
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is only 4 Months Away!
  
OFFICIAL 2013 T-SHIRTS ARE
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
(w/ pre-order discount prices).
This year WorldTaiChiDay.org plans to donate a
portion of each Official T-Shirt sale to Water.org
Project. (See video at the bottom of this newsletter).
Official 2013 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts   

Why a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
A Video History of This Event
What WorldTaiChiDay.org Offers ...
Global Qi: The Water.org Project
 
 
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters, 
  
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When I began Tai Chi 30 years ago, I thought I would learn an exercise that I could enjoy by myself, away from the world that was stressing me out. However, as most teachers and practitioners of Tai Chi and Qigong eventually discover, I found that there is a great power in practicing these arts in a group. Of course, individual practice is important, but that group experience is the deepest and most healing experience.
  
Thousands worldwide have sent us emails describing how wonderful it feels year after year to be part of the global wave of Qi, health, and goodwill World Tai Chi & Qigong Day creates on the last Saturday of April each year.
  
WTCQD Event Montage 
  
In less than 4 months we will once again wrap our planet in a 24 hour wave of healing Qi, and personal and global health education via mass media events, teach-ins, and exhibitions that the world is invited to be a part of.
  
Past events have been covered by The New York Times: China's Xinhua News Agency; BBC World Radio; CNN; FOX News; Reader's Digest; The South China Morning Post; Agence France Presse; and media worldwide. Together, we have educated millions about Tai Chi and Qigong.
  
Many individuals and groups have been asking when Official 2013 T-Shirts will be available. THEY ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
  
Here at WorldTaiChiDay.org we have been working hard to update the Official Press Releases for 2013, and also to get the Official T-shirts prepared. It took a bit longer because, we commissioned the gifted artist Jenny Hahn, who originally was contracted to produce the official logo, to revamp it for 2013 to be more printer friendly and beautiful than even the exquisite original one was, so that it will print more clearly. We are very excited about the 2013 images and t-shirt.
  
Jenny Hahn  
Tai Chi student and master artist, Jenny Hahn,
designed the Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Logo over a decade ago.


The 2013 Official WTCQD T-Shirts are now available for pre-order, with pre-order discounts like we offer each year. This year's t-shirts will be printed on a gorgeous saphire-blue cotton t-shirt, with dark-blue logo and text. This year's 2013 t-shirts have our official motto of "One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages!      http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html
See below article for more details.
  
These Official T-Shirts give you an opportunity to not only support our global health & healing educational work (which we do year round), but also gives you the opportunity to wear a moving and meaningful part of history!
  
In addition to the above, for 2013 WorldTaiChiDay.org has decided to donate a portion of each Official WTCQD T-Shirt sale to the Water.org project. Near the bottom of this email you'll find an article and video on this exciting project.
  


"The best of men are like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them."

-- Lao Tzu
 

  
In this newsletter, with less than 4 months before WTCQD 2013, we want to list the resources we've built over many years of work to help you educate your community, nation and world about Tai Chi and Qigong in your areas. Our goal has, for the last 15 years, been to build a healthier calmer world, and we have done it together. We cannot do what we do without the ongoing support of individuals and groups worldwide who use our resources and share our vision of personal and global health & healing. We depend on these Official T-Shirt orders to enable us to keep up this work. So, please order early, because early orders make our job here MUCH more manageable.
  
We work hard at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org to keep the global Tai Chi and Qigong community connected year around, to share wisdom; but we also have helped Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide gain national media attention for their local teaching and classes. See below articles for such tools, and how to make the most of them.
  
Warmest regards, and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!
  
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas
Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD)
ORGANIZING KITS
 
WTCQD 2013 is on April 27, 2013

 

WTCQD Organizing Kits  

 

  

Here at WorldTaiChiDay.org we have created step-by-step guides to help you organize your own World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event, and to get the most of it. Visit the above page to utilize all the myriad free features we've created for you to use. http://www.worldtaichiday.org/OrganizingKits.html

After reading the page's overview, view the menu on the right. You'll find a link where you or your group or school can list your local contact information and your plans for WTCQD 2013. If you have a listing, you can click on and sign in, to make sure your listing and plans are up to date.

You'll also see Community Organizing, Media (Pre-Event) Organizing, and Event Organizing guides to help you maximize attendence for your event, and to gain maximum media interest, and optimum coverage, to help inform your community about Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits and about your local work.

Our Past Event Photos link provides you with thousands of beautiful and spectacular photos of past WTCQD events worldwide, that you can use as part of your press releases, or other outreach materials. These are free services, we only ask that you utilize them solely for WTCQD organizing purposes and that you credit www.WorldTaiChiDay.org when using them in your material. 

The Official Proclamations link lists (with printable jpeg copies) past Official Proclamations of WTCQD events worldwide, that you can use to help gain public interest in the promotion of your event, to reach out to media to cover your event, or to approach public officials to officially proclaim your local event as part of the global happening. In fact, when you click on the Official Proclamations link you'll see a menu link giving tips on how to approach local officials for proclamations of your event.

Past Media is provided to help you get local Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners excited about participating in your local event. The past media coverage from major media worldwide will show the breadth and scope of this unprecedented global health & healing event you are inviting local residents to become involved in. Past media resources may also be used to interest local media, local institutions, or government to support your event.

Our Medical Research section is the culmination of nearly 15 years of work here at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org, designed to put the world's medical research breakthroughs on Tai Chi and Qigong's myriad benefits at your finger tips, enabling you to more effectively educate your community and world of how these ancient mind-body and fitness tools can improve quality of life for all citizens.

 

St. Augustine, Florida's beautiful World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event shows how our WorldTaiChiDay.org Organizing Kits can help you and your local organizer(s) get
the most from your event.

 

World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD)
CLASSES/EVENTS LISTINGS
 
WTCQD 2013 is Less than 4 Months Away!

 

WTCQD Events Classes 

 

WorldTaiChiDay.org's Events/Classes Directory has connected over 1-million of our visitors to local school and group contact information for Tai Chi and Qigong schools and groups in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations.

This is a FREE service we provide at WorldTaiChiDay.org so that when people visit this hub site for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events and information, they can find local schools and teachers in their areas.

We created World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global annual happening by working with local groups and schools, in order to partner with media worldwide covering these events, to educate the public about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, as well as connecting them with local groups and schools.

By organizing a WTCQD event you help create a healtheir calmer world, but you also can help your local group or school gain valuable publicity to expand their good works in your community.

If you plan to organize a WTCQD 2013 event, you'll want to list it in the directory at:
http://listings.worldtaichiday.org/

If you have an event/school already listed, you'll want to sign in and make sure the info is current. If you haven't signed into your account for some time, you may need to click "forgot password" and set up a new one, as we upgraded the directory and the passwords wouldn't carry over into the new system. Try signing in and then if you have a problem click "forgot password."

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES 

Provided in 18 Languages!

 

 WTCQD media resources

 

WorldTaiChiDay.org's Media Kits provide Official Press Releases in 18 languages which you or your group or school can use to gain media attention for your WTCQD 2013 event(s). 

Scroll through the WorldTaiChiDay.org Media Resources page:
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/MediaResources.html

There, as you scroll through the page, you will find past media coverage, and also tips on how to use your Press Releases, and a link that will help you find current media contact information for media worldwide, including media in your community.

 

The below 2012 New Years Video gives you a flavor of the mass media coverage WTCQD events have gotten on national TV media worldwide.
 

New Years Day Wish and Invocation from the hub of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, World Healing Day
New Years Day Wish and Invocation from the hub of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, World Healing Day
 

THE HISTORY of
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
is Found in It's
OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS History

One World ... One Breath
 

WorldTaiChiDay.org's Official WTCQD T-Shirts have enabled groups and individuals worldwide to not only help support our global health & healing efforts at WorldTaiChiDay.org, but to wear a beautiful and profoundly meaningful piece of history.

The logo of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, a symbol of health & balance in the West, merged with the Yin Yang symbol, for health & balance in the East, has captured the world's imagination for 15 years.

Coupled with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's motto of "One World ... One Breath" it reflects the global connection of Tai Chi and Qigong players in over 70 countries and growing annually.

 Enjoy the below video of the History of WTCQD's Official T-Shirt:  

The History of the Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - World Healing Day T-Shirts
The History of the Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - World Healing Day T-Shirts

 

 

WorldTaiChiDay.org plans to donate a portion of each Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day t-shirt sale to Water.org in 2013. We decided to do this because this is not a charity of dependence project, but an empowerment project where the money keeps on giving. 

 


Global Qi: Actor, Matt Damon, is involved in a profound effort called Water.org
  
 
Water.org: Unleashing the Power
Water.org: Unleashing the Power

 

 

 

 

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."

 

"The best of men is like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them." 

 
-- Lao Tzu 

 

 

 

2.6 billion human beings are affected by the global water crisis. Over 4,000 children every day are lost due to water shortages and unclean water. That is 1.5 million per year.

 

 

"We all know that this is wrong. It's tragic and it's totally unnecessary ... because it's solvable ... one idea we (Water.org) pioneered is Water Credit. Water credit is a small loan for a family or community to get a water connection or a toilet. We convince banks to make loans that weren't being made, by sharing the financial risk with them this brought new funds to people in need. And guess what, the idea works. And as the loans are being paid back, the money is recycled to others in need. Water credit is taking off around the world, because it benefits more people faster."

-- Matt Damon, Actor, Activist, and Humanitarian

 



WorldTaiChiDay.org plans to donate a portion of each Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirt sale to Water.org in 2013. We decided to do this because this is not a charity of dependence project, but an empowerment project where the money keeps on giving.

 

The small micro-loans being given to poor people worldwide is being paid back into the Water.org Water Credit program at a 97% rate, a higher payback rate than most commercial banks get in the wealthier developed world.

 

In this way our donation keeps on giving on and on and on, like water flows through the earth, and like Qi flows through the minds and hearts of humanity.


NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
  
OFFICIAL WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY
  
2013 OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS

 
Pre-Order NOW to get Discounts on
Official T-Shirts for 2013
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!
      Official 2013 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts

  

This years Official T-Shirts are dark blue text
and image, printed on a gorgeous
saphire-
blue cotton t-shirt.

 

Also, this year's official T-shirts include "One World ... One Breath" in 34 LANGUAGES on the back.

 

Pre-Order now to save! Orders will ship around Feb. 8th, 2013. You can contact us any time at:

913-648-2256, or by emailing angelorders@aol.com.

 

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WorldTaiChiDay.org plans to donate a portion of each Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirt sale to Water.org in 2013. We decided to do this because this is not a charity of dependence project, but an empowerment project where the money keeps on giving. 

 

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We cannot do what we do at WorldTaiChiDay.org without your help. Please pre-order your Official
T-Shirt(s) TODAY. T-shirts will ship around Feb. 8th, but you must pre-order now to get your pre-order discount price. We do one large bulk order to keep prices as low as possible.

 

 Click to Pre-Order: http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html