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Four times as many people are doing Tai Chi & Qigong,
than there were 10 Years Ago!

Has Your Participation in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
helped make this happen?!  YES, you have! Together,
we may have very literally changed the world!

"By linking my site to's comprehensive
 and easy to use listing of health research
, I help prospective
 students with health concerns learn that Tai Chi will be both
 safe and beneficial for them.
Rather than reinventing the wheel,
 I just link to this health benefits page on World Tai Chi Day's
 website, and provide this service without all the work.
Thank you."
-- Master Teacher Vincent J. Lasorso, Jr.
   White Willow School of Tai Chi
   Cincinnati, Ohio


"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health service staff (NHS)
I add information including [medical research info] you send
 through your Newsletters."
-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan, United Kingdom 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, only 4 Months Away!
You can be a healing force in this world!
Time to get started on WTCQD 2013 organizing!

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters, 
Very exciting news! Our artist, Jenny Hahn, has just unveiled her NEW design for the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day logo, that will appear on the 2013 Official T-Shirts. It is both, more modern, flowing, and printer friendly to ensure a maximum quality of print on your Official WTCQD T-Shirts.
This is the new image, and the approximate colors for the 2013 t-shirt. Front below, and back below that, with "One World ... One Breath" now in 34 languages, on the back. NOTE: International groups outside North America can license the artwork for one year and print t-shirts locally, thereby supporting our work at, while saving shipping costs. We can make hardship arrangements on international artwork licensing, with groups, depending on your nation's economic situation.
Please make your Official T-Shirt orders as early as possible, as that will enable us to get started on global media campaigns to help your local work and tai chi and qigong's myriad benefits get the global media attention they deserve! Plus, it makes me and Angie's lives alot less stressful to get "early" t-shirt orders :-)  As WTCQD draws closer everyone gets stressed out about making sure they get their t-shirts for their group in time. By ordering early, we can all relax and breathe easier on WTCQD 2013 :-)
T-Shirt Front 2013  
  100% cotton t-shirt is Saphire-Blue, with dark blue print/logo.

"One World ... One Breath" now in 34 LANGUAGES!
 T-Shirt Back 2013   

After reading this greeting message, please scroll down, to find an article on the new Banner/Poster/Flyer Page at's homepage, where you can get FREE artwork for tools to help you get the most from your coming World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event.
2013 Official WTCQD Poster Artwork image:
Poster for WTCQD  
In the following, we've linked to and discussed some breaking research that is very exciting for our society, but also may show just how profoundly your part in the global family of Tai Chi and Qigong events has been, or can be, if this is your first year participating in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.
Oregon's, The Register-Guard Newspaper just published a very exciting and hopeful article, reporting that market research shows that more than 15 million Americans now take tai chi, yoga, and qigong, as opposed to only 4 million just 10 years ago. The number of Americans utilizing the mind body arts has nearly QUADRUPLED IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS. has worked for 15 years with people like you to create the annual event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, held in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations now on the last Saturday of April. The health education impact of our efforts has been profound. We've gotten coverage of these events, and used that media attention to educate readers and viewers of those media events about the mounting medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong and how it can help them with their lives, their health, their wellbeing, relationships, and their community.
Media Montage of WTCQD Coverage 
We have also connected over ONE MILLION visitors to to local teachers, schools, and groups, to help them get their Tai Chi and Qigong journey started.
This quadrupling of interest in Tai Chi and Qigong we've seen in America, has also occurred worldwide, perhaps largely due to our efforts as a global Tai Chi and Qigong community working together to partner with media around this global annual health education and media event.
This bodes well for society, as research shows that mind-body arts profoundly improve health and mental well-being, and can save our society trillions in future health costs when embraced by the mass population. They may also be reducing violence. A recent study finding that in areas where lead based paints and fuels have declined worldwide, violent crime has lowered. This means that the state of the human mind translates into lowering crime rates. Research shows that Tai Chi and Qigong can calm practitioners, and make them more peaceful.

When I was invited to present a Tai Chi and Qigong program at Folsom Maximum Security Prison in California years ago by a Tai Chi Chih teacher named Judith Threthway, who'd organized the event, I discovered that they had had a program going at Folsom for 2 years prior to my visit, and that statistics showed that not only did the Qigong group's violent incident rate go down profoundly, but the entire prison's incident rates went down over those 2 years, indicating that the Qigong group's influence may have gone beyond their physical group to calm the entire prison. This resonates with TM research that showed meditators effect people beyond their meditation group in positive ways.
Folsom Maximum Security Prison - Johnny Cash Visit
 Folsom Maximum Security Prison in California (Johnny Cash's visit)

Chinese Tai Chi and Qigong masters have claimed for centuries that the Qi field one creates in meditation, resonates out beyond the physical body. New research on deep sea creatures has discovered one life form living in deep ocean in absolute darkness that operates based on a sense of "electromagnetic emissions." This creature was found to have the ability to sense electromagnetic emissions from other lifeforms from as far as 70 feet away.
When I studied with Master Jennifer Booth decades ago, we sometimes blindfolded a student after doing Sitting Qigong Meditation, and then had the class sit in a large circle with that person standing blindfolded in the center. The students would all pat the floor to cover up any footstep sounds, while one other student would raise their palms and send Qi or life energy from their hands toward the blindfolded student in the center, while moving around that student in a circle. At some point the student emitting their Qi to the blindfolded student would stop, and the patting would stop. The blindfolded student would then touch in to their "enlightened awareness" and see if they could "sense" energy. We weren't 100% accurate, but the instances when we'd point directly at, or very near the Qi emitting student, when we were the blindfolded one in the center, were far beyond mathematical probability.
Of course now, External Qigong, where nurses are trained in medical schools to "emit their energy" into patients, has been proven over and over to have a healing effect on patients. Many major American hospitals now employee Therapeutic Touch practitioners to treat patients to calm them, reduce swelling, and even boost immune function. Of course, Therapeutic Touch is just a clinical name for External Qigong.
So, we know from emerging research that mind-body internal arts have a healing and calming effect, not only on practitioners, but on those around them.

So, what effect does it have to wrap our world in a healing wave of Qi on the last Saturday of April each year, year after year, after year?
Earth World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a no nonsense, very practical, health education event where the hundreds of teach-ins, and mass exhibitions worldwide, give the public a taste of Tai Chi or Qigong in their communities. Of course our Medical Research Library, and Media Kits have enabled the global sisterhood of tai chi and qigong enthusiasts, teachers, schools, and organizations to educate millions by partnering with media.
But, this other research about human consciousness and the lessening of violence in not only practitioners of mind-body internal arts, but of the larger community's around them, points to the possibility that this global wave of calm and Qi may ripple out through society in ways that keep on giving beyond just this one day of "One World ... One Breath" World Tai Chi & Qigong Day activitities.
Sometimes we feel that we don't matter much in a crowded planet with over 7 billion people. However, if our mind-body internal arts practice not only makes us calmer and healthier, but echoes out to the communtiy around us, we may in fact, not be less significant in this crowded world, but actually more significant, more of a healing influence.
The Global Consciousness Project, which came out of preliminary research at Princeton University, has found that when masses of humans focus their awareness it actually physically affected their computer sensing stations around the planet. So, year after year when World Tai Chi & Qigong Day connects mass groups of people clarifying and centering their consciousness as Tai Chi and Qigong groups playing their arts, in a wave that begins in the earliest time zones of mass events in New Zealand ...
World Tai Chi Day Auckland 2011
World Tai Chi Day Auckland 2011
... and then spreads time zone by time zone through hundreds of cities in over 70 nations ... what impact does this wave of Qi have on global society. If medical research is any indicator, it has a healing impact, and if cutting edge scientific energy and consciousness research is any indicator, we are having a profound impact that we may never fully understand, but may enjoy the results of ... and we contribute to the ongoing evolution of humanity.
"One World ... One Breath."
"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller
WTCQD Event Montage 
Warmest regards,
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas
Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
"The best of men are like water.
Water is good; it benefits all things
and does not compete with them."
-- Lao Tzu
(w/ pre-order discount prices, see bottom of email).
T-Shirt 2013 Mockup 

FREE Banner/Poster/Flyer Artwork
for Your WTCQD Event




We have created FREE BANNER Artwork for a 16 foot x 6 foot banner (you can have your
printer print it smaller if you like), so that the public will know what your event is when they
walk or drive by, and also so that the media will have an image capturing your part in a
global health & healing event.

You can also help support our work, and get a PERSONALIZED version of the banner with|
your local group/school/organization's website included on the poster.

Also, you'll find FREE 3' x 4' POSTER Artwork you can use to get posters printed for
placement in bookstores, healthfood stores, etc. etc. to let your local community know
about your coming event, and how they can connect with you and your group to get
involved. The artwork provides a space where you can type in your local
group/school/organization's contact info.

You'll also find FREE 11" x 8.5" FLYER Artwork that you can use to print flyers, also with
space to include your local group/school/organization's contact info. These flyers will
enable your students and friends and loved ones to become part of your Organizing efforts,
passing flyers out at church, temple, or mosque, healthfood stores, libraries, or leaving
them at their doctor's offices, or community organizations ... so they too can be a part of
expanding world health & healing. People like to feel empowered to be a part of something
good and larger than themselves, don't deny your students this opportunity
to feel empowered.

 cannot do what we do without your support, via the
Official WTCQD T-Shirts - Please, organize your local group to pre-order
Official T-Shirts at the discounted pre-order price (bottom of email).




Official WTCQD Banner 2013
Past Events Video Gallery:  From
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida



Interacci??n con el  Publico World Tai chi & Qi Gong Day 2011 Puerto Rico
Interaccion con el Publico
World Tai chi & Qi Gong Day Puerto Rico


World First World Tai Chi Day  Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia
World First World Tai Chi Day Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia


World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park
World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park,
Manhattan, New York City


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2010 - Brisbane Australia.MP4
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2010 - Brisbane Australia.MP4


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Scottsdale AZ - 2012
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,
Scottsdale AZ - 2012



World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day -
Cairo, Egypt News - 2011




World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Celebrated in Jerusalem, Israel



D??a Mundial del Taiji y Qigong - Escuela Cubana de Wushu - abril 2011

Dia Mundial del Taiji y Qigong - Escuela Cubana de Wushu - abril 2011

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Havana, Cuba



Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7 World Tai Chi Day

Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7

World Tai Chi Day, Los Angeles, California cannot do what we do without your support, via the
Official WTCQD T-Shirts - Please, organize your local group to pre-order
Official T-Shirts at the discounted pre-order price (bottom of email).




Medical Research: Cure for the Common Cold?



A 2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison, study found that mindful meditation can cut your
chances of catching a cold by 40 to 50%. Fifty-one people using mindfulness techniques
logged 13 fewer illnesses and 51 fewer sick days than a control group during one cold and
flu season.

A University of Virginia study found that their varsity swim team swimmers got 70% fewer
respiratory infections when practicing Qigong at least once a week, compared to swimmers
who used it less.
-- Prevention Magazine's Winter/2012 Issue



For more research reports on boosting immune system function w/ tai chi and qigong,




Tai Chi (Qigong) Medical Research site, where you can look up 100 common health issues,
to find reports on medical research showing how tai chi or qigong may help those conditions.
Our Medical Research Library is used by individuals, government, healthcare,
and media worldwide.

 ___________________ cannot do what we do without your support,
via the Official WTCQD T-Shirts - Please, organize your local
group to pre-order Official T-Shirts at the discounted pre-order
price (bottom of email).




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Official T-Shirts for 2013
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

      T-Shirt 2013 Mockup 


This years Official T-Shirts are dark blue text
and image, printed on a gorgeous
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


_______________ plans to donate a portion of each Official World
Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirt sale to 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. Unleashing the Power Unleashing the Power




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