World Tai Chi & Qigong Day News


News for people changing their lives and their world with Tai Chi and Qigong

 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day News . . .
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
We have much to celebrate ... and much to do!
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 is coming in, not with a whimper, but with a ROAR!  Harvard Medical School has scheduled the release of a series of lectures on Harvard's Tai Chi medical research. The release is timed to coincide with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. The Harvard Medical School's Guide to Tai Chi is out, and will be generating much media about Tai Chi and Qigong as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day grows nearer.
Dr. Luk and Olive are organizing another massive event in Hong Kong for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013. See article.

Think Locally ... Act Globally
New Project .  .
In our local Kansas City classes this week, two students confided to us after class that their doctor had taken them off of their diabetes medication, asking them what they had changed in their lives, diet, what? Both had told heir physician that the only change had been that they'd started doing Tai Chi and Qigong. Another student then said that it had helped reduce her migraines, and another said it had enabled her to avoid a hip replacement she'd been scheduled for before starting Tai Chi classes, and another said that Tai Chi and Qigong had eliminated his arthritis pain.
This gave us an idea, and we asked these students if they'd be willing to tell their testimonials on video, and all readily agreed to do so, in the hope it might inspire others dealing with the same health challenges the classes had helped them with, to start using Tai Chi and Qigong. THEN WE THOUGHT, WHY NOT DO THIS GLOBALLY? We plan to collect video testimonials from tai chi and qigong practitioners from around the world, telling their story about particular health issues they've found relief from, and posting them in our Medical Research Library! See article.
* Note to students: highly encourages you to not only tell your instructor about benefits you've enjoyed from his/her classes, but to mention it in front of the class from time to time so new students can hear your experience. Your story is an important one. We often undervalue the power we have in this world, and it diminishes our power. Realize that your success is an inspiration to all new students coming to the class. After 20 years of teaching Tai Chi and Qigong, I have learned that the quality of a class is only partly due to the teacher, the best classes are the ones where students connect as a group, allowing space where hearts can open. 
-- Bill Douglas, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong
On a personal note: Angela and I would like to do a shout out to our new son-in-law, Jordan Cook, who held off his marriage proposal to our beautiful daughter, Andrea Mei-Wah Douglas, so that he could propose to her on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day :-)  Jordan, happy coming proposal anniversary!

Andrea Jordan
  Andrea Mei Wah & her handsome new husband, Jordan

More World Tai Chi & Qigong Day developments . . .
Barbados, Spain just announced their first WTCQD event!
Last week, we announced how several departments at Colorado College are working with WTCQD organizers in Colorado Springs to promote their event.
We also wrote about Ensenada Mexico's WTCQD organizers partnering with their City government to show WTCQD event video clips from around the world on a large screen at their event.
And Brazil's national government proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for the nation of Brazil at an official ceremony, just weeks after the office of the President of Croatia recognized it and expressed his hopeful wishes for it.
JUST IN! Denver, Colorado's WTCQD organizers have a unique and amazing event planned that will expose people all over the Denver metro area to Tai Chi and Qigong. More on this below ...
Also, the National Qigong Association is beginning a new monthly tele-seminar series, called Qi Talks. See article.




WTCQD Organizer Tips!
T-Shirt Front 2013                                  
List your event on Craigslist under "classes" for your city.
Also, set up a Tai Chi and/or Qigong Meetup
Announce your event on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Place announcements on your local newspapers and tv calendar sections.
Find more tips in our Organizing Kits and Media Kits at
Also, find contact links to your Local, Regional, and National Television, Newspaper, Magazine, and Radio Media.






New Free WTCQD Banner Artwork!
We found some printers couldn't use the PDF file for the free WTCQD banner artwork we provided.
  Poster Banner Generic

So, we reformatted it into a smaller JPEG version of 60 inches by 20 inches, which you can get printed on poster paper at Costco for under $20.
Download the artwork for free at:


BE SURE TO SHOOT 3 TO 5 MINUTE VIDEO CLIPS OF YOUR WTCQD EVENTS ... and then post them to Youtube following your event, and send the youtube links to us at so we can share them with the world.


NOTE: Many new cell phones have camcorders in their apps. If you don't have one, ask your kids or grandkids to shoot video with theirs, and to help you upload it to Youtube on WTCQD. They'll be happy to help!
Make WTCQD a family affair :-)





Hong Kong large crowd shot
Hong Kong & the Nature Health Qigong Association Gearing up for a MASSIVE 2013 WTCQD Event !



Hong Kong 2013
Qigong Health Day in Conjunction with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012
Qigong Health Day in Conjunction with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012
One World ... One Breath


Medical Tai Chi
The New


The NEW WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG PROJECT, is to ask individuals on this email list who have experienced health benefits from their Tai Chi and/or Qigong practice to record a short 3 or 4 minute video explaining what health issue their Tai Chi or Qigong practice helped with. We plan to begin posting these in our Medical Research Library in the future under those health issues where we have medical research on them.
Feel free to mention your teacher/school, or the book or dvd that you learned from, and your city/state/nation if you feel comfortable doing so. You'll need to then upload it to Youtube as a public video, and send us the youtube link at
Your story may help someone change their life. We've collected Medical Research articles for 15 years for our Library at
But, to have a human face talking to others facing the same challenges is a powerful thing, perhaps as or more powerful than just reading the research results. You can be a healing force in this world.

One World ... One Breath


Arthur Rosenfield
Dear Bill, Angie, &,


Your tide floats us all, keep it up! I plan to mention WTCQD in my coming international news interview on Tai Chi's health benefits,  which will air in over 100 countries.

-- Arthur Rosenfeld, Author of
Tai Chi - The Perfect Exercise;
Huffington Post Columnist; and

Presenter in the nationally aired
PBS Series Longevity with Tai Chi


Denver, Colorado WTCQD Organizers' Plans to Expose the Entire Denver Metro Area to Tai Chi and Qigong!
Denver World Tai Chi & Qigong Day                                  
On World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 the Denver, Colorado Tai Chi Project has BIG plans.
They have been invited to help celebrate the opening of the new Light Rail in Denver, by kicking off their World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebration at the 12th & Sheridan Light Rail stop with Tai Chi and Qigong demonstrations and participation in a drum circle.
Then they are hopping on the rail (all rides free on Saturday 4/27) and doing Tai Chi flash mobs at selected stops throughout Denver, including Red Rocks Community College, where Jacqui Shumway and Joe teach Tai Chi.
They plan to document the entire event with film!
In 2011 Denver Tai Chi Project got their event covered by the national media the Huffington Post.
Below is the first Tai Chi Flash Mob video we ever got from the inventive WTCQD organizer, Bev Abella, in Perth, Australia. 
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









Harvard Medical School to Launch Tai Chi Lecture Series ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2013!
WTCQD organizers can partner on
spreading this video series worldwide!
Harvard Medical School will hold a series of lectures on the Tai Chi medical research being done at Harvard Medical School.
  Harvard Medical School

Three Harvard researchers, including Peter Wayne, author of the exciting new Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, will present in this series.
Harvard plans to release these video lectures ON WTCQD 2013 in conjunction with our global events! Ezine Newsletter will send out the link to this, so enthusiasts worldwide can view the series, and also forward the link on in their press releases, facebook, twitter, Meetup, etc. announcements.
Your local WTCQD will be held in conjunction with this major Harvard event. You should include this and the video link in all your event announcements.











Thank you! Harvard Tai Chi Guide
On the day of the official release of Harvard Medical School's Guide to T'ai Chi we asked you to get a copy of this important milestone in Tai Chi and Qigong's acceptance into
mainstream society.
You answered the call in a BIG way. On that day the amazon ranking of this important book was near 2,000. By the end of the day, after so many of you ordered it on amazon, it rose up to 175 on amazon ranking. That is an extraordinary accomplishment for a Tai Chi or Qigong related book. As any Tai Chi or Qigong author will tell you, including me, no one is getting rich writing books on this subject :-)
Together, we brought Tai Chi and its Harvard Medical School validation to the eyes of millions of people by bringing it to the top of many sales category lists on amazon exposing a whole new audience to these arts, and showing that the world's most prestigious medical institution recognizes their value.
This was a BIG day for Tai Chi and Qigong worldwide, and its effects will ripple out through society for years to come. To the other Tai Chi or Qigong author's on this mailing list, you should take heart in this success. By Harvard widening the Tai Chi and Qigong audience, it will eventually bring more eyes to your works as well.
"Alone we can do so little ...
together ... so much."
-- Helen Keller







Barbados, Spain Announces Their 1st World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!
  Barbado Spain WTCQD










Ledger-Inquirer, Columbus Georgia:
April 27: Free instructional classes set for World Tai Chi Day
Newswise Medical News:
Spectacularly Visual Health Event 100s of Cities, 70 Nations.
Ohlone College Healthy Living:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
PR Underground:
Colorado College Teams Up with the Tai Chi Association for World Healing Day
Winston-Salem Chronicle:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day hosted at the Shepherd's Center 
Tampa Bay Times:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Tampa, Florida
Natural Awakenings, Lancaster-Berks Edition
WTCQD Celebration at Health by Design
New Zealand Herald, Christchurch, New Zealand:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Craigslist, Ottawa, Canada
NG Energy & City of Akron, Ohio
Houston Chronicle
PRWeb, Flemington, New Jersey
HealthQuest to Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Tai Chi Union of Great Britain News
NQA Launches Qi Talks!
National Qigong Association
The National Qigong Association is excited to announce the launch of a monthly tele-seminar series, Qi Talks. We hope you'll call in and join us each month as we present leaders from the world of the Energetic Arts for an hour of information, discussion and Q &A.


Qi Talks debuts on
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 8:30 - 9:30 EST
with your host:
... Vicki Dello Joio
and will feature
Mark R. Reinhart speaking about his innovative program
Three Rivers/12 Steps: Qigong For Recovery


Mark's program combines Chinese spiritual, medical, and movement practices with the 12 Step program in a unique approach to working with addiction and the addictive mindset. The program is for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of addiction, and has been taught to counselors, therapists, those in recovery, and people dealing with someone in recovery. The addictive mindset in no longer simply about drug and alcohol abuse and is more prevalent in today's society than ever

To register for this FREE tele-seminar:

Together, changing the world one central
nervous system at a time.
PLEASE, share the below video Press Release widely!
One World ... One Breath,
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
10100 Roe Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66207
Wear a Beautiful and Meaningful Piece of History
   T-Shirt 2013 Mockup
"One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on the back. Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man & Yin Yang on the front. Cotton t-shirt: sapphire blue, with dark blue print & logo.
After April 21st, you may
not get them in time.
Order now to be sure.
In This Issue
WTCQD Organizer Tips!
NEW Free WTCQD Banner Artwork!
Hong Kong Gears Up for Massive WTCQD 2013 Event!
The New Project
Tai Chi Author PBS Presenter, Arthur Rosenfeld
Denver WTCQD Event to Span Entire City!
Harvard Medical School to Launch Tai Chi Lecture Series ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2013!
Harvard Tai Chi Book Project Success - Thank You!
Barbados, Spain Announces Their 1st Event!
Try some of our new appetizers!
NQA...Launches Qi Talks!
Wear a Beautiful and Meaningful Piece of History...OFFICIAL WTCQD T-SHIRTS! TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET IT BEFORE WTCQD 2013

Visit Our OFFICIAL Sponsor

SMARTaichi Logo

Join Our Ezine Magazine Email Newsletter


All things Tai Chi
and Qigong ...