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Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
Folks, we just have to say we love you all. Angie and I are so proud of what we, you and us, have created together. What a beautiful world it becomes when we are sharing Tai Chi and Qigong's calming and peaceful nature throughout the world. This newsletter will AMAZE YOU, and leave you so proud of what we are doing together ... a global Tai Chi and Qigong family.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD videos and links have exploded across Youtube and Google in numbers that will
BLOW YOUR MIND. Read on at article titled:
"Tai Chi & Qigong are permeating popular culture."
JUST IN: An Amazing WTCQD development in Pakistan. Mrs.Falak Arshad of Sialkot, Pakistan has organized a huge Tai Chi and Qigong Camp, which they have called World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Camp, teaching local children the arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. See below photos.
We were so moved that we responded to Falak with this:
Your photos are BEAUTIFUL. What a powerful
event you created. WOW!
Are you teaching all these children Tai Chi
and Qigong? That is beautiful. And the fact
that you did it in honor of World Tai Chi &
Qigong Day is just so incredibly moving to
us here at WorldTaiChiDay.org.
When we see the beautiful faces of the
children we are so blessed to have touched
through our organizing efforts of these 17
years ... it is moving beyond words.
Falak, thank you for your work. Your work
in Pakistan is an example to the world of
Tai Chi and Qigong around the globe.
Yours in Qi,
Bill and Angela Wong-Douglas,
Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Pakistan participated in WTCQD for the first time in 2014. A school teacher, Mrs. Falak Arshad in Sialkot, Pakistan is the General Secretary for DMAA, and her students will participate in the global wave of Qi, this year on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.
IN THE NEWS!
UK's Daily Mail reports that the Duchess of Cornwall was all smiles as she watched a Tai Chi demonstration at a cancer support center in Newcastle this week. The Daily Mail reported, "After watching the t'ai chi demonstration, Camilla, 67, who was glamorous in a cream suit, toured the centre chatting to patients." This follows on the heels of last year's report by the UK Mail, "1st Lady Michelle Obama Tries Her Hand at Tai Chi." (click link for Youtube video)
Also in. We just got this exciting message from Italian World Tai Chi Day & Qigong Day organizer Nello Mauro, who also organizes WTCQD events in Belgium and Luxembourg. This year's 2015 WTCQD event, they will hold it at the UNESCO Heritage Centre on Mt. Etne, on the east coast of Sicily on the Mediterranean.
(See top of newsletter image.)
This is very exciting and fitting for a WTCQD event, because UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization whose goal is promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Sounds like WTCQD, doesn't it? We educate the public about the science of Tai Chi and Qigong which were gifts to the world from Chinese culture, and now are connecting people in over 80 nations each year via our annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebrations.
This isn't the first time WTCQD events have been held at momentous institutions. The Oslo, Norway World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers held an event at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, and Carolyn Perkins of Manhattan, New York, pulled off the mammoth task of holding a WTCQD event at the United Nations Building.
ON ORGANIZING "YOUR" 2015 WTCQD EVENT:
We've been getting alot of calls and emails asking, "I'm organizing a WTCQD event in my city for the first time. What format do you follow at your WTCQD events?" We offer a short article in this E-zine edition that answers that question. See article further down.
WHAT THE TAI CHI WORLD IS SAYING ABOUT WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG'S WORK ...
"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, Austin, Texas
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union
"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.
-- Howard Fraracci - Qi Gong teacher
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"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
"I set up a tai chi website for [UK national] health
service staff (NHS)http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/tai-chi-chi-kung-for-rehabilitation where
I add information including [medical research info]
you send through your WorldTaiChiDay.org Newsletters."
-- Mark Peters, Kai Ming Association for Taijiquan,
United Kingdom www.kaiming.co.uk
The T-Shirts look GREAT!!!!
Thank you (and your helpers) for preparing the order and many thanks to you and Bill for all you do.
-- Susan, Tai Chi for Health Institute
BE A PART OF SOMETHING HISTORIC!
Folks, this will blow your mind. In the last decade Tai Chi and Qigong have soaked into every facet of society, and permeated global culture and the internet with Tai Chi and Qigong (see lower article on "Tai Chi & Qigong in Media & Popular Culture). The numbers are staggering. See below on Youtube and Google search numbers for "World Tai Chi Day." It will stun you. AND WHAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND EVEN MORE ... IS THAT "WE," You and WorldTaiChiDay.org HAVE DONE IT TOGETHER! It was US who did it together!
"Alone we can do so little
... together ... so much."
There are over 36,000 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day videos on Youtube.com, and that is just the beginning, because if you search World Tai Chi Day in other languages, for example in Spanish as "dia mundial del tai chi," you see nearly 7,000 MORE search results in youtube, and in German's translation, "welt tai chi dag" you find over 10,000 matching your World Tai Chi Day search.
WTCQD is celebrated in 80 nations, so when you search most of the languages in the world with translations of "World Tai Chi Day," the number of WTCQD related videos amounts to vastly more than just the English search on Youtube, which is a stunning number all by itself.
Also, a Google search for "World Tai Chi Day" provides MILLIONS of links! And again, World Tai Chi Day could be spelled in many languages. A Google search of the Spanish translation of World Tai Chi Day results in over 200,000 links provided on Google.
Year after year, Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts, teachers, and groups worldwide have worked together to expand awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong benefits to health and society, using our free resources at WorldTaiChiDay.org.
We have educated millions, and permeated world culture with this knowledge. AMAZING what we've done together!
WTCQD has permeated global culture and the internet, educating millions worldwide about Tai Chi and Qigong benefits and bringing the far corners of the planet together each year ... to breathe together, and provide an example for our world.
One World ... One Breath
Did you know that government bodies worldwide have officially acknowledged Tai Chi & Qigong's health and social benefits for their citizens when they proclaimed WTCQD for their state, city or nation? See below video on govt. bodies worldwide proclaiming WTCQD.
|Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day|
WorldTaiChiDay.org provides FREE Resources to help you get Official Govt. Proclamations for your local WTCQD event. Click here to learn more. You can then use that proclamation to get even more media for your event. We provide FREE Organizing Kits, and Media Kits for you to take advantage of as well.
Thank you one and all for joining us in this vision of a calmer, clearer, and more healthy and happy world.
One World ... One Breath.
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Volunteers in KC Inspect Official WTCQD T-Shirts!
See video of past years' KC WTCQD volunteers at a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Official T-Shirt folding party. THANK YOU KC volunteers for your efforts each year that result in groups worldwide wearing "One World ... One Breath" WTCQD T-Shirts. [Note: the video below is of a past year's WTCQD t-shirt folding party. 2015's Official T-Shirts are black with teal-blue logo and text.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Volunteers Do Their Part
for This Global Health-Healing Event
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