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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
If you sign up now, you can still get the National Qigong Association National Conference's Early Bird Special Registration. Expires May 20th.
Some of you know that the NQA Annual Conference was in many ways a launch point for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, NQA founding board member, Roger Jahnke, was the reason World Tai Chi Day became World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and the WTCQD motto "One World ... One Breath," was heavily influenced by NQA keynote speaker, and former champion China Wushu Coach and now healing Qigong teacher, Master Li's extolling WTCQD founders "If you organize this world event, do it for love, or don't do it at all."
You can register for the National Annual NQA Conference at:
Brooklyn, New York's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
event's video is really beautiful.
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, 27 April 2013

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Prospect Park, Brooklyn,

 NY, 27 April 2013

New York's Hot Indie News ran article on Brooklyn's event:
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2013 - Video Interview
May 12, 2013, Hot Indie News 
Also, see article below for beautiful Cartegena, Columbia's FIRST World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event's gorgeous video!

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED and be sure to click "refresh" so you see the new version.

We were planning to encourage groups worldwide to video TESTIMONIALS of HEALTH BENEFITS students worldwide have gotten, in all the languages. But, Ken Ryan of Maine, read our minds and included health testimonials from students in his WTCQD Event video. You can all use this for a model. If you don't know video editing you should. Windows Movie Maker is a free program anyone can download. Play with it, and you'll figure it out, or ask your  group members or students if they or their children or grandchildren know how to use it, kids learn this stuff in school these days :-)
Here's Ken Ryan, of Maine's beautiful example
of what we all can do, and you'll notice the Harvard link we have at also has testimonials in the Parkinson's video Harvard links to on their page:
It is very encouraging to see so many young people participating in countries worldwide this year!  Good to see the world realizing that Tai Chi is good for EVERYONE!  Recent research at George Mason University shows that students who meditate do much better on tests and quizzes than those who don't. Its only a matter of time until mind-body practices like tai chi and qigong will be part of public education, just like health science and phys ed. And in 12 short years we would graduate an entire generation of mind-body masters who would be seeking schools and groups to study with after graduation and for the rest of their lives.
PLEASE ...  SEND US YOUR EVEN'T VIDEO YOUTUBE LINKS & then POST YOUR VIDEO/PHOTOS/STORY TO CNN iREPORTS ... SEE BELOW!  We'll share your events with the world!!  Also send us the links to your CNN iReports, and we'll share those worldwide!
Harvard Medical School's Tai Chi Medical Research videoed Lectures are now on the HOMEPAGE of!  PLEASE, share the Harvard links and videos there widely! 
This is a profound gift Harvard has given to every tai chi and qigong advocate or teacher! We can thank these researchers by using what they have given to its fullest!  This book and lecture series can be used to open the doors of the mind to tens of millions of people worldwide!
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
"A profound tool for all tai chi advocates,
teachers, and health providers!"
-- Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

You can order the book from

Harvard Tai Chi Guide 



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Cartegena, Columbia's FIRST
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!


Dia internacional del Tai-Chi Cartagena.Colombia
Dia internacional del Tai-Chi Cartagena.Colombia

this is the link, and there in the video is the report of what was done, we took advantage of me I work with the municipal district and proposed a day of "healing city"
under the world taichi day and all my students, but citizenship attended a very nice and useful event for this city, sent you a hug and I am at your service.    


a big hug from Cartagena, Colombia. Fung Kam Tai Chi group Cartagena.


   JUSTO SERRANO LOPEZ                                                         



este es el enlace, y allí en el vídeo esta el informe de lo hecho, nosotros aprovechamos que yo laboro con la alcaldía distrital y propuse un día de "sanar ciudad "
en el marco del día mundial del taichi y todos mis estudiantes , mas la ciudadania asistió  a un acto muy bonito y útil para esta ciudad, te envió un abrazo y quedo a tus ordenes. 


 un fuerte abrazo desde Cartagena ,Colombia. grupo Kam Fung  Tai Chi Cartagena.



















Quezon City, Philippines
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!


Over 300 attend! Up from 200 in 2012!

Philippines, Quezon City


From a handful of individuals, less than 15 people or so, the attendance in this celebration grew to more than 200 last year. Today, we have more than 300 attendees," says Irene Chia, Director of Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society (Peace Blossoms) in her introductory speech during the Philippine celebration of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day last April 27, 2013. Hosted by Beverly Siy, the event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Holy Family School in Quezon City.

-- Imelda Morales



















Mangalora, India's FIRST
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!
India, Mangalora
 India, Mangalora 

 India, Mangalora                                                                 

India, Mangalora


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Ohlone College's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event gets Coverage in Union City Patch News!
Hundreds Participate in Ohlone College's World Tai Chi and Quigong Day  

Fremont, CA - Over 300 participants took part in Ohlone College's First Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong* Day on April 27, 2013.


Practicing at the Ohlone College Newark Campus, community members and Ohlone students participated in what was truly a worldwide celebration.


Beginning in New Zealand, students of Tai Chi and Qigong began the practice time zone by time zone in over 60 countries and across 6 continents.


Renowned martial artist Ohlone College instructor Sifu May Chen, the 2010 Tai Chi Master of the Year, spearheaded the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Ohlone


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Colcester, Conneticuts
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!
CT, Colcester  

April 27th was a great day for Tai Chi and Qigong in Colchester, CT as 17 schools and 25 teachers presented 31 free classes and numerous demonstrations on the beautiful Colchester Town Green.  Our 15th annual Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration was well received by experienced and novice practitioners alike and gave many local citizens their first taste of a wide variety of healing and martial arts. 


The day began with Colchester joining the world wide wave as Laddie Sacharko lead the 125 plus early attendees in a beautiful, energy connected rendition of the Eight Brocade.  After introductions of teachers and masters all schools set out to practice tai chi joined by many enthusiastic newcomers.  Two morning sessions of 8 classes each were followed by short teacher and master demonstrations of some rarely seen routines, including Dr Ming Wu and Fast Taiji, Grandmaster Jiang Jian-ye doing Taiji Palm and Master Zhang Zhou Xun's Hun Yuan 48 form. 


Afternoon classes and workshops ran simultaneously with teacher and student demonstrations to give everyone who wanted the opportunity to present.  Feedback from attendees called this one of our "best yet" WTCQD events.  Congratulations to all who contributed to this wonderful day!




George Hoffman

Silver Dragon Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Event Organizer



CT, Colcester



 CT, Colcester



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Egg Harbor, New Jersey's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event gets Coverage in The Current News!
NJ, Egg Harbor


World Tai Chi Day marked in Egg Harbor


Egg Harbor, NJ - Recently the Atlanticare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township was host once again to the celebration of World Tai Chi Day ...  "Each year the group grows in size, and we had a huge turnout once again this year," said Pickens.


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A Germany
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!




Hallo Bill
Ich schicke dir einige Bilder von unserer Action. Danke für deine fabelhafte Idee.
Viele Grüße
Ewald Reginek

Hi Bill


I'll send you some pictures of our action. Thank you for your fabulous idea.




Ewald Reginek





















Harvard Medical School Launches Tai Chi Lecture Series to celebrate WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2013!
WTCQD organizers can partner on
spreading this video series worldwide!
  Harvard Medical School


Tai Chi for Health: Current State of the Research and Challenges Ahead

A special presentation in recognition of World Tai Chi & Quigong Day

On, April 11, 2013 researchers from across Harvard Medical School came together to share the cutting edge research that is happening relating to Tai Chi.  This special edition of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine's Research Seminar Series was held in honor of World Tai Chi day, which is on April 27, 2013. 

Click here to watch the video of the lectures from Helene Langevin, MD, Peter Wayne, PhD, and Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH. 

Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease: Video

Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Dr. Peter Wayne, Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has just published theHarvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. 

Preview the Table of Contents and Foreword written by Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, world-renowned author, researcher, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Purchase Dr. Peter Wayne's new book now from Shambhala Publications. Use coupon code HMPC12 before June 1 to save 30%!

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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
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Mangalora, India's FIRST...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!...
Quezon City, Philippines...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!...Over 300 attend!...
Mangalora, India's FIRST...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!...
Ohlone College's...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event gets Coverage in Union City Patch News!...
Colcester, Conneticuts...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!...
Egg Harbor, New Jersey's...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event gets Coverage in The Current News!...
A Germany...World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!...
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