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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 is only 48 days away. It is time to organize in earnest to maximize the effect of your and your local groups part of this spectactularly moving educational event in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations.
If your are an individual reading our newsletter, now is the time to use our Events/Schools directory to connect with a local WTCQD organizing group or school and to ask how you can help them get the word out about their coming WTCQD event/celebration, breathing with the world.
If you are a teacher or event organizing group, WE JUST UPDATED OUR DIRECTORY, so please check/search your listing to help us de-bug it, just in case the updates caused any glitches. As WTCQD approaches media and viewer traffic increases, and you want to make sure your listing is available to them. has connected over ONE-MILLION of
our reader/viewers to local school/event contact info!

This newsletter is meant to inspire you, and to give you tools. For example, we have updated our Official Press Releases, available in many languages, and have updated our worldwide Associated Press (and other media) contacts link pages, to help you start sending out Press Releases about your event to world media.


UPDATED PRESS RELEASES (several languages):


You may think, my event is small, its not like the huge Hong Kong or Los Angeles event, media wouldn't be interested. That's not necessarily true, because your being part of a worldwide wave of events makes your small local event of interest, even if you are 10 people gathered in Spearfish, South Dakota. You never know, unless you contact media. We make it easy to do.
We also give you breaking Medical Research (see below) to use to hook the media, and also to educate the public by sharing this medical research on tai chi and qigong with your Press Releases.
Also, no matter how large or small your event is, you may be surprised to learn that YOU can get Official Proclamations declaring your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event for your City, State, or Nation. We make it easy with a step-by-step how-to-aquire an official proclamation guide. Also, you can print out, or send the link to our huge list of past proclamations to show your officials they are not alone in declaring WTCQD for your event and your locale. PROCLAMATIONS ARE ANOTHER HOOK FOR MEDIA TO COVER YOUR EVENT, which you can include in your press releases.
BANNERS: See below free Banner Artwork you can take to Costco or Kinkos and print a banner for your coming WTCQD event so your photos and videos of your event will show where in the world you are in this global wave. You can add your group's local website, city, state, nation to the banner.
VIDEO: If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. Start organizing your local group to have one or two, or three people video taping your event on WTCQD 2013. Post short 3 to 5 minute clips of it on Youtube, and then send us the Youtube links to your video, and we'll post them in our website and worldwide email newsletter. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS talk to your group, if they don't know how, ask them to recruit their younger children to do it. These kids today are tech saavy. You may have an HD recorder on your cell phone. Have these kids video tape your event, and post it on Youtube for you, and send us the links on WTCQD.
Be sure your BANNER is in the video so the world knows where you are. Ensenada, Mexico is working with their local city government to have a BIG SCREEN video player at their WTCQD event, so we will feed your Youtube links as you send them to us on WTCQD, so they can share the world events with their local attendees.
Warm regards,
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founders
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Earth World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 
The goal of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is to contribute to creating a healthier, calmer world, by supporting the work of tai chi and qigong groups, teachers, and organizations worldwide.
Our newsletters help teachers and groups learn how to gain media attention, we provide breaking Tai Chi and Qigong Medical Research news, and offer a plethora of free resources.
You can start by listing your tai chi or qigong classes for free in our "Events/Schools" directory at We have connected over-million of our website viewers to local teacher contact info. Its all free.
Events/Schools Directory:
Below are some of the many free services and resources we provide for novices, students, and teachers and schools, all centered around the global health & healing event, known as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, that each year creates a mass global media event connecting the global tai chi and qigong family across racial, ethnic, religious and geopolitical borders in the worldwide tai chi and qigong movement, whose motto is "One World ... One Breath."
Please enjoy the below features and vides of past events, which you are invited to become a part of, and to help spread the word.
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, less than 2 Months Away!

Breaking Medical News:
Tai Chi Proven Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Pain Therapy
Tai Chi Federation of Europe's Gold Medalist in Tai Chi
Speaks on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Impact!
Get Inspired for WTCQD 2013! Video of Past Events:
Egypt - Israel - Puerto Rico - New York - Australia

One central nervous system at a time ... 

                   _______________________________________, Empowering Tai Chi & Qigong
Practitioners and Teachers to Educate the World . . .


"World Tai Chi Day has a great medical and anecdotal library
so it makes great sense to share this resource with NHS (UK
National Health Services) staff. Next my aim is to encourage
annual tai chi awareness events within the NHS
on World Tai Chi Day."

Mark Peters,
United Kingdom World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer


       "'s Medical Research Library enabled
       us to create a proposal for our territorial government,
       Queensland Health, showing how health costs could be
       cut by providing Tai Chi classes to seniors, and now
       Queensland Health sponsors Tai Chi classes for seniors
       in our territory."
       Rod Ferguson, Australian Academy of Tai Chi,
       Australian World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer

        "Because of our participation in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,
         I was interviewed in daily newspapers in first year i organised
         a World Tai Chi Day event here in Croatia in year 2000. 

         Since that time till today i was a guest on many national
         TV stations and shared this wonderfull arts of taiji and qigong
         and its benefits with many people via magazines, tv , library
         presentations, it is amazing how we could share our message
         more easily when we are working together like enables us to do."

         Nikolas Maricic, Tai Chi Federation of Europe
         Gold Medalist in Tai Chi Competition, and
         World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Organizer for Croatia




Croatian Tai Chi Gold Medalist  


HRT Taijiquan - TaiChi - Osteporoza - breathing - Qigong

HRT Taijiquan - TaiChi - Osteporoza - breathing - Qigong

Nikolas Maricic on National Croatian Television Speaking on Qigong



Our FREE WTCQD Banners, Posters, and Flyers/Leaflet Artwork you can now download them as pdf's at: to help you get maximum public and media attention for your event, school, or organization. You'll see Organizing and Media Kit links at the Poster/Flyers page link above.
Official WTCQD Banner 2013 

A Moment in Tai Chi History:
Grand Masters 
During the historic International Tai Chi Symposium at Vanderbilt University, when WTCQD Founders met with the five grandmasters of the Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu Hao, and Sun styles of Tai Chi. (Chen Zhenglei, Yang Zhenduo, Wu Wenhan, Ma Hailong, Sun Yongtian), all five grandmasters agreed that ALL styles of Tai Chi offer the same benefits when done correctly, thereby once and for all ending any need for conflicts or arguments between Tai Chi players of various styles.






"One World ... One Breath."
"Alone we can do so little ... together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller
WTCQD Event Montage 

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

FREE Banner/Poster/Flyer Artwork
for Your WTCQD Event




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.

 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).




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

WTCQD Organizing Kits  


Here at 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.

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 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.).


Past Events Video Gallery
Official WTCQD Banner 2013
What is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day? A Short Video History of this Global Phenomenon
What is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day? A Short Video History of this Global Phenomenon
Qigong Health Day in Conjunction with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012
Hong Kong's World Qigong Day part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012
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
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Healthy Food News: New Study Says Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Chemical Farming in Yields! 
Ms. Wong's Tasty Health Reciepe of the Week  



A popular myth purports that organic farming is inadequate to feed the growing
populations of the world, and that cultivating so-called high yield conventional
and genetically-modified (GM) crops is a necessary solution. But data compiled
by the Rodale Institute's Farming Systems Trial (FST) shows that quite the
opposite is true -- in every single category, organic farming systems proved to
be far more viable and sustainable than any conventional or GM system.

Learn more:






 Natural is better!

Medical Research: Tai Chi Proven to Treat Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain



For arthritis, they found 53 trials of 14 different therapies among nearly 6,000 patients. Only tai chi and acupuncture appeared to work.


For fibromyalgia there were 50 trials of 17 different therapies in more than 3,000 patients. Acupuncture and massage came out top, closely followed by tai chi and relaxation therapy ...


For sore backs, yoga and acupuncture appeared the most effective, and there was some evidence to also support the use of osteopathy and relaxation therapy as well as the Alexander technique which focuses on posture and movement.


Lower back pain was the most investigated condition, with 75 trials of 14 different therapies across over 11,600 participants.


According to the lead author of the report, Dr Gareth Jones from the University of Aberdeen, there is very little evidence for most complementary therapies.


"There's either no evidence that they're effective or there's some evidence that they are not effective.


"But there are some exceptions, like acupuncture and the whole body therapies like massage and tai chi, which do appear to work."


-- Michelle Roberts, Health Editor, BBC News Online 






"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)
where I add information including [medical research info] you send
through your Newsletters."
-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan, United Kingdom




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