World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD)
Saturday, April 27th, 10 am local time worldwide.
  
One World ... One Breath
  
Below is an Opening Statement from the Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day that has been read at events worldwide.
  
Ensenada, Mexico is Breaking New Ground - Plans to Show WTCQD Video from Around the Globe on Big Screen During their Event!
See below article on how you can help! 
  
MEDICAL RESEARCH: Qigong shows promise for drug rehabilitation!
  
WEB ISSUE: WorldTaiChiDay.org's "Events/Schools" directory will be down for updates some this weekend. Do edits now if you have 'em!
 
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Opening Statement
  
Opening Statement 
    

Available in 6 languages at:
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/photos/2006WTCQD/2006Photos/WTCQDPHOTO2006.html#anchorEnglish

It is available in 6 languages at the above link. If you'd like to contribute more translations
of it, reply to this email with "Would like to help with WTCQD translation" in subj. line.
 

  
  

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Ensenada, Mexico World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizers Have Exciting WTCQD 2013 Plans!
  
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Ensenada, Mexico's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event 



  
You can be a part of them, if your event is east of the Pacific time zone! Central and Eastern US, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, that is YOU!  :-))
    

 

If the world's WTCQD organizers can shoot your short 3 to 5 minute video clips of your event, and get them up on Youtube immediately, and then send the youtube links to us, we'll send them out in the WorldTaiChiDay.org so that Ensenada, Mexico organizers, who are partnering with their local government to have a BIG SCREEN showing WTCQD 2013 events from around the world, can show YOURS!
  
It'll be easy for Australians and New Zealanders, European, African, and Asian organizers to get them in because you are many hours ahead of Pacific time. But, Central and Eastern US organizers will have to get them up quickly and send the links to us at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org via billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org .
  
You can also download pdf artwork for a WTCQD Banner and then add your local city, state, nation to the banner, and include shots of it in your WTCQD event video. That way the world will know where you are in the global wave of tai chi and qigong events.
  
Please start talking to your group to see who knows how to:
a) Shoot HD video on their cell phone or camera
b) Upload it to youtube, labeling it on youtube as a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event with your city, state, country, and any details you want to add to it.
c) email the youtube links of it to billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Saturday, April 27, 2013.
  
NOTE: If your group members don't know how to do that, ask them to talk to their tech-saavy kids and ask for their help. This new generation knows this stuff, or can figure it out.
  
You want to have your tech people in place to be ready so it can all happen fast on WTCQD.
  
  
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Ensenada, Mexico's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event in conjunction w/ their city government
  
  
Ensenada may start a new wave for WTCQD, where other groups include big screens at their events that can show video of events from around the world. But, the Banners are essential, because otherwise viewers watching have no idea what part of the world your event is coming from.

 

  

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Download banner artwork to take to Costco, Kinkos, etc.

at http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html

 

  

At www.worldtaichiday.org click on the "Banners - Posters Artwork" link and download a pdf you can take to your local Costco, Kinkos, etc. and get printed ... add your local info to it!

   

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizing Tips!
  
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Use Meetup.com to Find Tai Chi or Qigong Groups - Or to Grow Your Classes!
    

 

Meetup.com is a community organizing internet center.  You will find that people in your area who are interested in Tai Chi or Qigong have already signed up there waiting to find a local tai chi or qigong event or function to attend. 
 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a perfect day to utilize Meetup.com.

IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL SEEKING CLASSES ... first visit www.worldtaichiday.org and click on the Events/Schools directory and click "search" and then enter your zip code or postal code in the search field to find classes close to you who are participating in WTCQD.

If that doesn't offer local classes, then join Meetup.com and see if there are Tai Chi or Qigong groups already formed there.

IF YOU TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG OR HAVE A GROUP and you don't already have a Meetup formed at www.MeetUp.com then you are missing the boat on connecting with alot of people in your area interested and looking for tai chi and qigong.

Again, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a PERFECT venue to kick off or reinvigorate your local Tai Chi or Qigong Meetup group.

Here's an example of our local Kansas City area Meetup, but you'll find many examples at Meetup.com:

http://www.meetup.com/KC-Johnson-County-Tai-Chi-Meetup-Group/

 

  

 

 

 

 

USING YOUR CELL PHONES HD CAMCORDER TO VIDEO YOUR
WTCQD EVENT! -- If you aren't tech-saavy ask your group, or ask them to ask their children to help you!

Almost everyone's new cell phones have HD video recorders. Start learning how to use yours, so on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day you can use it to create short 3 to 5 minute video clips of your WTCQD event. Look in the "Apps" icon on your phone screen, and you may find your phone has a high quality HD camcorder feature. Play around with it to get familiar with it.

 

PRINT OUT A BANNER OR POSTER using our artwork, so that it can mark what your event is in the video. Print or write your city, state, country on your WTCQD banner, so people will know where you are from. You can print out the Banner/Poster Artwork and take it to Costco or Kinkos, etc. to print a local event banner, and then write your local group/school, city, state, country on it so when the world sees your WTCQD video, they'll know who you are.

 

You can post the video clips on Youtube, and use them to promote your local classes, send them to local media to get media coverage of your local group or classes, post on your local group or school's website. Short 3 to 5 minute videos are best. You can shoot a lot of them, but keeping them short makes them more interesting and uploadable. IF YOU ARE A TEACHER WHO IS NOT "TECH SAAVY" - ASK YOUR STUDENTS, SOME OF THEM WILL BE.

After WTCQD we'll do a call for everyone to send in their Youtube video url links, so we can post them on the worldwide website and WorldTaiChiDay.org Ezine Magazine Newsletter, so the world can see your local celebration.

We'll also tell you how to post your video on CNN iReports, etc.  We'll send out how-to's in our newsletters as WTCQD approaches. So, start playing with your cell phone's HD video recorder now, and practice loading video to Youtube, or downloading it onto your computer, so you'll be able to do it quickly on WTCQD when you get home from your event. Our goal is to collect videos from all around the world all day long on WTCQD and post the Youtube links onto our website all day long that day, so you can see the global event unfold.

 

 

 

CREATE A BANNER OR POSTER FOR YOUR WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY EVENT - MARK YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY ON THE BANNER SO THAT YOU CAN INCLUDE IT IN YOUR VIDEO ON WTCQD ... 

... SO THE WORLD KNOWS
WHO/WHERE YOU ARE ...

 

Poster Banner Personalized 

  

At www.worldtaichiday.org click on the "Banners - Posters Artwork" link and download a pdf you can take to your local Costco, Kinkos, etc. and get printed ... add your local info to it!

  

 

Media Coverage of WTCQD  

 


Having a WTCQD banner helps video show where you are in the world. Above was
CNN coverage of the 1st WTCQD event in Kansas City.  

 

  

 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizing & Media Kits
  
WTCQD 2013 is on Saturday, April 27, 2013 
  
  
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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.

Proc Fargo, North Dakota  

Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota declares WTCQD 2013 for their city!

 

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.).

 

 
  


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BREAKING MEDICAL RESEARCH: Qigong Shows Promise in Addiction Rehabilitation for Cocaine Addiction
    
   Medical Tai Chi 
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for the latest breaking news on tai chi and qigong medical research. 
 
 
Individuals undergoing residential substance abuse treatment who received qigong therapy,
compared to a similar duration of sham treatment, reported significantly reduced cravings for
cocaine in response to viewing and handling items related to cocaine use. The qigong
treatment group were also significantly less likely to have symptoms of depression than
the sham treatment group.
-- Massage Magazine, Feb. 25, 2013 (referring to research published in the
   Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine)

 
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