Video History of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
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Their Lives and Their World w/ Tai Chi & Qigong ...
"Our Tai Chi programs continue to grow
and our numbers of Tai Chi Schools
continue to grow at a phenomenal rate
and I feel your efforts are fueling
this growth worldwide and we are
all in awe of what the World Tai Chi
& Qigong Day has done."
-- Dave Pickens
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union
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HUGE BREAKING MEDICAL RESEARCH STORY:
Stroke Survivors get more benefit from Tai Chi than from Medicare Fitness Program: Time for Medicare to cover Tai Chi?
THANK YOU to the National Qigong Association for your ongoing partnership with WTCQD events worldwide!
Read below message on WTCQD from the NQA President
Did you know China's International News Agency, Xinhua News, covered Brazil's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
See article below
Typo in past newsletters: We've just been alerted to the fact that we had a typo in the "If you have questions about Official T-shirts" contact. It should have read contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts, teachers, schools and organizations worldwide who have come together every year on the last Saturday of April to create the mass media public education event known as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ... have provided the entire world with a vision of health & healing.
Together, we are helping to create a healthier, calmer, and clearer world, BUT WE ALSO MAY BE HELPING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AS WELL.
This week a huge medical research story broke (see below Medical Research article and our #1 google rated WTCQD Medical Research Library
The American Heart Association just released a report on research presented to the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. It stated that Tai Chi was more effective in fall prevention for stroke survivors, than a control group using only the U.S. Medicare covered SilverSneakers Program.
THIS IS A HUGE FINDING. It is becoming increasingly apparent that Tai Chi and Qigong could save national healthcare systems hundreds of billions, if not trillions in avoided future health expenditures. Past research at UCLA found that Tai Chi boosted the immune function in seniors by nearly 50%. A University of Miami School of Medicine study found that Tai Chi reduced ADHD symptoms in teenagers. A recent study we reported in our WorldTaiChiDay.org Ezine Magazine Newsletters, and posted in our globally used Medical Research Library found that Qigong improved the lives of breast cancer patients.
There may be a day when Medicare and then health insurance covers Tai Chi and Qigong, making them accessible to entire nation's populations. When millions more people are practicing these tools, medical research shows that it will save national health systems hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars in avoided future health costs.
Years ago, Australian Tai Chi teacher, Rod Ferguson, reported to us that he'd used our Medical Research Library to create a proposal showing his local Australian State's government's senior program that Tai Chi practice could save their state a great deal of money in avoided future health costs. The result: His state now sponsors Tai Chi programs for all seniors in his state.
15 years ago, two surgeons attending my Tai Chi and Qigong classes were stunned to see their high blood pressure normalize after just a few weeks of classes. They forced their general practitioner to write a prescription for Tai Chi and Qigong for their hypertension in the hope that their insurance carrier would cover their classes. 15 years later, few insurance carriers cover Tai Chi and Qigong, even in the face of overwhelming research showing they should. Medicare is yet to cover Tai Chi and Qigong in spite of the same overwhelming research that it would save substantial health costs to do so.
WorldTaiChiDay.org, working with Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts, schools, and organizations like the National Qigong Association, the World Qigong Congress, and others worldwide, has dramatically expanded awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong benefits and their potential to society.
Our annual organizing of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has educated millions worldwide of these benefits.
"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."
Thank you all for being part of this annual global wave of goodwill and health and healing educational events known worldwide as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.
One World ... One Breath.
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas
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does expensive national and international media work.
Our goal is to support the work of Tai Chi and Qigong
teachers, groups, schools, and organizations to
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a calmer, clearer, healthier place.
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TOGETHER, WE ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD ...
One central nervous system at a time ...
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"Your organizing of this global event has
been very helpful in gaining media attention
for the benefits of Qi Gong & Tai Chi and in
creating awareness of our school and classes.
New people come to our World Tai Chi &
Qi Gong Day event every year."
-- Howard Fraracci - Qi Gong teacher
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ON BEHALF OF THE WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG FAMILY, THANKS to the following individuals & groups who make our work at WorldTaiChiDay.org possible ... to assist tai chi & qigong players worldwide ... to create a healthier, clearer, and calmer world.
And special thanks to the National Qigong Association for alerting their members that they can contribute to this global event via our Official T-Shirts.
Tai Chi and Qigong GROUPS IN:
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Benalla, Victoria, Australia
London, Ontario, Canada
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Souix Falls, South Dakota
Chittaway Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Miramichi West, New Brunswick, Canada
Virginia Beach, Virginia
South Freeport, Maine
Patchogue, New York
Powder Springs, Georgia
Alto, New Mexico
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Fargo, North Dakota
Wilmington, North Carolina
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Tai Chi and Qigong INDIVIDUALS FROM:
Bronx, New York
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
Erickson, Manitoba, Canada
Palm Coast, Florida
East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Garden Prairie, Illinois
Des Moines, Iowa
Himrod, New York
LaGrange Park, Illinois
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NOTE: We hope to the do the biggest global mass media campaign ever in 2013. These orders are a good start ... but we're going to need alot of help to realize our goals.
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Thoughts for World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2013 from Mark R. Reinhart - President
National Qigong Association
It's hard to imagine that 2013 marks the 15th year World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been celebrated now throughout the entire planet! What started as I vision in the heart and mind of Bill Douglas, has blossomed into an event celebrated around the world as humanity shares in the healing power of Tai Chi and Qigong. The simply and eclectic nature of people gathering together to share breath and movement transcends any form of political, religious, ethnic, or socio-economic distinction. As a matter of fact, WTCQD is a perfect way to break down those imaginary boundaries which all too often form the walls that separate humanity.
To move and breathe in harmony with others is a profound simplicity that has to be experienced to be truly understood and appreciated. The styles and systems of Tai Chi and Qigong are as varied as the people who practice them. But regardless of the style or system, the foundational thread of the principles set forth by the ancients unite all forms. In much the same way, music has the basic structure of sound and rhythm from which infinite permutations of styles and interpretations can result. Do Tai Chi and Qigong share the distinction with music of being a 'universal language'? I'd like to think so. Realigning with the wisdom of nature has been at the heart of all forms of the Ancient Arts since the beginning.
The National Qigong Association (NQA) has always walked hand-in-hand with WTCQD from the early days when one of the NQA's founders Dr. Roger Jahnke suggested to Bill to include Qigong into what was then titled World Tai Chi Day. It was a natural. Since then the mission of spreading the word about the benefits of the Chinese Energetic arts, bei it Tai Chi or Qigong, has evolved into a wave spreading around the world in an exponential fashion.
In this day and age, there is new means of communication which, while bringing the world closer together runs the risk of doing it in a less personal way. In my humble opinion, there will never be a substitute for the person to person sharing of energy where communication on all levels can occur honestly and genuinely. So let us all gather together on the last Saturday in April to once again celebrate WTCQD. We at the NQA seek to keep the energy flowing throughout the year via our annual conference, an ever increasing number of Regional Events around the country, and NQA Day on the first Saturday of October.
Please join us, Bill, Angela and the NQA, as we Cultivate Wisdom, Health and Peace by sharing One World... One Breath.
Blessings, Balance, and Abundant Qi
Mark R. Reinhart
President National Qigong Association
FREE Banner/Poster/Flyer Artwork
for Your WTCQD Event
I'm in awe of how well these intents were
accomplished -- shared vision is powerful chi!
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude and Oneness,
-- Suzen Sharda Segall, Pittsburgh,PA
We have created FREE BANNER Artwork for a 8 foot x 3 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.
THANK YOU to the WTCQD Organizer at
Edgewood Senior Living in Fargo, North Dakota
For Supporting Our Work at WorldTaiChiDay.org
Edgewood Senior Living in Fargo, North Dakota is organizing for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and they ordered a Personalized Event Banner to help promote their local event, and to support our work at WorldTaiChiDay.org.
Learn more about how your local group can order artwork for a
Personalized 8 foot x 3 foot, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day banner
to use this year and in future years, visit:
We also offer FREE generic Banner artwork, Poster artwork, and flyer artwork to all groups. See: http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html
WorldTaiChiDay.org 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).
BREAKING Medical Research:
* Research shows Tai Chi more effective than Medicare SilverSneakers Program
"Thank you for the incredible service WorldTaiChiDay.org is providing for
all who are ready to accept it.
I can't thank you enough"
-- Mamie in New York
THIS IS BIG NEWS ...
Tai Chi exercise may reduce falls in adult stroke survivors
Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.
Compared to survivors receiving usual care or participating in a national fitness program for Medicare-eligible adults called SilverSneakers®, those practicing Tai Chi had the fewest falls.
American Heart Association
Read more ...
WorldTaiChiDay.org Comment: This is an indicator that Medicare coverage of Tai Chi and Qigong could be just around the corner, and that is good news for US citizens. WHY? Because it will cut our national health costs dramatically. Australian government programs have been paying for Tai Chi programs for Australian seniors, and also for COPD patients as a way to cut health costs.
This is the wave of the future.
In coming months WorldTaiChiDay.org plans to launch a White House Petition in the hope of getting the 25,000 signitures required to get to the President's desk a suggestion to make Tai Chi and Qigong a Medicare covered program. This will be a great boon to Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, and to the seniors in their communities, and to the local and national economy.
We'll keep you posted on when we launch this petition drive. In the meantime, please think of ways you can help spread it through the Tai Chi and Qigong community, as when we launch it there is only a short time frame to get the required signitures.
"By linking my site to WorldTaiChiDay.org'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 www.whitewillowtaichi.com
where I add information including [medical research info] you send
through your WorldTaiChiDay.org Newsletters."
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizing & Media Kits
WTCQD 2013 is on Saturday, April 27, 2013
"You know words can not express feelings, only
acts does it. I'm sure when you created the
WTCQD, you did not imagine that it would be
celebrated all over the world and grow so fast.
Teaching Tai Chi, inspiring Tai Chi, offering
Tai Chi, living Tai Chi is an Act of Love.
You drove all of us in the path of
One World... One Breath. Step by step, we
would reach to One Mind... One Spirit.
Thank you today, thank you tomorrow,
thank you always.
TAO bless you with the force of the Tiger
and the malleability of the Water."
-- Milton - Being Tao Association / Square of
Universal Harmony - Brasília, Brazil
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
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.).
HONORING GERMANY (DEUTSCHLAND'S) WTCQD EVENTS!
"Tai Chi will play an important role
in global awakening"
-- Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth
(an Oprah's Bookclub pick)
Please share this newsletter widely, email, facebook, twitter, linkedin, googleplus, etc. Without your help spreading the world this event is not possible.
"One World ... One Breath"
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|14. Welt Tai Chi Tag 2012 in Dortmund Aplerbeck|
|Welt Tai Chi und Qigong Tag 2011 - Hiroshimapark, Kiel|
|12. Welt Tai Chi Tag in Hamburg April 2010/ Teil 1|
|Taiji-Qigong-Tag in Halle (Saale)|
|WELT-TAIJI & QI GONG-TAG 2010 in Hamm, Leitung:Lucas Wilkmann (Qi Gong-Lehrer & Heilpraktiker)|
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Xinhua, China International News Agency, Covered Brazil's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
|World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Dia Mundial de Tai Chi Covered by Brazilian National Television|
When the Brazilian Government held its 50th Anniversary Celebration for its Capital, Brasilia, it made World Tai Chi & Qigong Day part of its national celebration events.
Their World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event was covered by China's famed international News Agency, Xinhua.
Brazil's capital celebrated Saturday the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
... counting on the presence of the date's founders, Bill Douglas and
his wife Angela Wong Douglas.
"We have known the Brazilians for several years, because they
send photos, videos and news coverage of their events. But this is
the first time we have met all face to face and it is being a very
beautiful experience," said Bill in an interview to Xinhua
during the event.
The ... Tai Chi Day celebration in Brasilia presented very different
scenery to the first event, when only about 30 people attended the
activities at the Square of Universal Harmony. This time, organizers
estimate that about a thousand people have participated in the party.
China-born Moo Shong Woo, known to his pupils and admirers as
Master Woo, has introduced Tai Chi practice in Brasilia 36 years ago.
He arrive in Brazil in 1961 and lives in the country's capital since 1968.
About 150 people of all ages attend daily Tai Chi classes given by
him and his pupils, who became teachers themselves.
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