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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event/School Listers,

 

We are emailing you because you listed a Tai Chi or Qigong School and/or World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event LISTING in our FREE Events or Schools Directory at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org.

 

Our programmer said YOUR LISTING SHOULD BE FUNCTIONING NOW, but you may want to CHECK YOUR LISTING IN OUR ABOVE DIRECTORIES!  But, also read this newsletter to see all the other FREE resources we offer teachers worldwide.  We know, anytime anyone says FREE there is a catch. But not with WorldTaiChiDay.org, we just want to help you spread Tai Chi and Qigong throughout the world to make it a better, calmer, and clearer place to live in. Read on for all we give away to you ...

 

GOOD NEWS--OUR FREE DIRECTORY IS EVEN BETTER!

Our programmer, Greg, has just updated our website Events and Schools Directories to be view-able via smart phones--so even MORE people can find your local classes.  WorldTaiChiDay.org has connected over ONE-MILLION of our visitors to "local Tai Chi and Qigong teachers worldwide." 

 

HOWEVER, the upgrade caused some issues, but Greg thinks the bugs are all worked out.  See Greg's message below, to edit or update your WTCQD Event or Tai Chi & Qigong School Listing.

 

ALSO, CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING FREE RESOURCES WE PROVIDE TO TAI CHI & QIGONG TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE ... all a free public service from WorldTaiChiDay.org to help make Tai Chi & Qigong teachers more abundant, by expanding mind-body practices worldwide ... for a healthier, calmer, and clearer planet.

 

OUR "FREE" WEEKLY FREE EZINE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS offer tips on how to expand your classes, media tips, social media tips, BUT ALSO, tips on teaching, ways to better organize classes and utilize advanced students to help teach and make your life as a teacher easier, insights into easy ways to help students "get the value of what you are offering them," and so much more. ALL FREE, but far from worthless.

 

As teachers, we sometimes think that we are supposed to know "everything," but we don't. We are all students. No one teacher knows everything. We know that because we've taught for over 20 years, and the more teachers we meet worldwide, the more we know we don't know ... which is a good thing, because we learn from other teachers ways to explain Tai Chi concepts in terms students can more easily understand. See TEACHING TIPS at WorldTaiChiDay.org article below.

 

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is the most
significant contribution to promoting the
art of T'ai Chi and Qigong today.
Thanks to you; possibilities are unlimited.
-- Ken Ryan, Sifu at Maine Coast Taijiquan
 


 

 

One World ... One Breath

 

Yours in Qi,

 

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 

 

 





WorldTaiChiDay.org and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day have helped Tai Chi and Qigong groups, teachers, schools and associations get major media coverage of what they offer the public ... 

 

Organizing a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event each year is perhaps the best outreach and media appeal event you could have ... 

 

See below media coverage of schools worldwide ... and then scroll down for FREE Publicity Resources ...

 

MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi Day in New York City
MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi Day in New York City




 

GLOBAL MEDIA COVERS ... BBC News  World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Fills Streets and City Squares throughout Latin America -- This was also carried by Associated Presse TV and EuroNews in many nations.
GLOBAL MEDIA COVERS ... BBC News World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Fills Streets and City Squares throughout Latin America -- This was also carried by Associated Presse TV and EuroNews in many nations.



 
 

MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi Day in San Angelo, Texas (USA)
MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi Day in San Angelo, Texas (USA)


 
 

NAT'L MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
NAT'L MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day
- Egypt TV News

 


 

 

INT'L MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel
INT'L MEDIA COVERS World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel

 

 


SEE BELOW FOR FREE
PUBLICITY RESOURCES ...




BANNERS & FLYERS: WTCQD Events!
 
FREE RESOURCES to help you publicize your classes and event!

Official WTCQD Banners and Flyers are used by groups worldwide to augment their videos, to show the public why they are gathered and to give media a context shot of their event. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in Singapore use their banner in their WTCQD event video. [See frame 4:27]

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore 27th April 3. By TaiChi SJY LLP  website: taichi.sg
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore.
By TaiChi SJY LLP website: taichi.sg

Click for FREE Banner or Flyer artwork from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use for your local event.


 

2013 04 27 Whip For World Tai Chi Day  Owasso, OK
2013 04 27 Whip For World Tai Chi Day Owasso, OK






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Want to Get Publicity for Your School?
FREE TOOLS BELOW ...

Media Montage of WTCQD Coverage  

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day offers you a golden opportunity ....

 


By being part of the global wave of WTCQD events on the last Saturday of April each year, you give your local media "a hook" to cover your local classes. Editors and reporters need a hook.

We also provide you with the following resources:

* Media Kits
* Media Contact Lists for Local and National Media

We also provide a Medical Research Library, so that when you get coverage or interviews, you can educate the public about the amazing research showing how Tai Chi and/or Qigong can benefits most major health issues people face.

We help you get Official Government Proclamations of your local WTCQD event.

* See WTCQD Event Proclamations from governments worldwide, which you can use to encourage YOUR government agencies to proclaim your event.
* See our Acquiring Official Proclamations, for tips on how to get proclamations for your event. 
* When you get proclamations, you can and should do another round of Press Releases to let your local media know, it may get you additional coverage.

We provide you with a vast Photo/Video Gallery of Past WTCQD Events in 80 NATIONS, you can use to show your media contacts what a vast worldwide wave your local event is part of.

You can use our below WTCQD Video Press Release as well:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release


























A Global Wave of Goodwill!
 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ....
 
World Taiji Day 2014
World Taiji Day - A Global Wave


10 am local time, on the last Saturday or April each year, in over 80 countries people come together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.   One World ... One Breath.

















ORGANIZING KITS: for WTCQD Events!
 
FREE Official WTCQD Organizing Kits are used by groups worldwide to organize successful World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in over 80 nations. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in New York City pull together massive crowds each year, and often gain major media coverage.

World Tai Chi Day in New York City
World Tai Chi Day in New York City



Click for FREE Organizing Kits from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use for your local event.


 



HOW GROUPS/SCHOOLS USE OUR FREE RESOURCES,
with great effect to promote their programs ...

Holding a WTCQD event is a great outreach tool for your classes to the public and via media attention. But, our Medical Research Library has empowered schools to explain the profundity of these internal arts to prospective students, as well as our resources showing how Tai Chi and Qigong can be expanded into all levels of society with great benefits.

See below Dragon Heart Tai Chi & Qigong School's WTCQD 2015 flyer:


















 
MEDIA: WTCQD Events Covered Worldwide!
 
Last year, BBC World Television covered WTCQD events spanning parks and squares across Latin America and the world.

BBC News  Chinese martial art in Latin America
BBC News - World Tai Chi Day in Latin America

 


FREE MEDIA KITS ...
To help you get maximum media coverage of your event and local classes. A free resource from WorldTaiChiDay.org.

Click for media resources.

Media Coverage of WTCQD
WTCQD Founder gains massive media coverage of his local WTCQD event, and passes on tips to help you to do so.












 
MEDICAL RESEARCH: WTCQD Events!

 

WTCQD has spent the last 20 years collecting medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong to help local enthusiasts and teachers to educate the public about the profound medical research showing how Tai Chi and Qigong can help with a host of health challenges.

See below San Antonio, Texas WTCQD organizer sharing some of the medical research info we provide w/ her local media and community.

Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day
Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day - San Antonio Television News


Click to view and utilize the Medical Research Links from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use to educate your local media, public, and health institutions.

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TAI CHI & IMMUNE SYSTEM:
In their randomized-control-trial study, Tai Chi alone was found to increase participants' immunity to varicella as much as the vaccine typically produces in 30- to 40-year-old adults, and Tai Chi combined with the vaccine produced a significantly higher level of immunity, about a 40 percent increase, over that produced by the vaccine alone. The study further showed that the Tai Chi group's rate of increase in immunity over the course of the 25-week study was double that of the control group
-- Violet Li, Tai Chi Examiner, Angelina Jolie should start taking Tai Chi lessons, January 9, 2015

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Want to Expand Your Tai Chi & Qigong Classes Into the Community?!

Did you know that WorldTaiChiDay.org is a source for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and health, senior care, and education professionals?


 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day gives you a chance to let the community know what you offer in local classes, and to educate the public about the medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong they should all know about, as Tai Chi and/or Qigong boost immune function, treat heart disease, COPD, and so much more ...

Here at WorldTaiChiDay.org we work to educate major national institutions about Tai Chi and Qigong benefits, and to encourage institutions across the world to connect with local Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, which list in our FREE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY, AND WTCQD EVENTS DIRECTORY.

We have worked with the American YMCA and National Council on Aging (organized by NQA Founder, Roger Jahnke) to get Tai Chi into YMCAs and Senior Centers and Senior Care facilities.  If you currently teach Tai Chi or Qigong in a YMCA it is likely because of our early work.

Our FREE resources have helped Tai Chi & Qigong 

We presented for the American Heart Association; National Parkinson's Foundation; ALS Association; and our Medical Research Library is used by health institutions and government agencies worldwide.


WANT TO EXPAND YOUR TEACHING INTO MODERN HEALTHCARE?

We help! Click here to get tips on doing so.



WANT TO TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG IN "CORPORATE WELLNESS"?

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WANT TO TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG IN "SPECIAL EDUCATION"?

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WANT TO TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG IN "PUBLIC EDUCATION"?

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TEACHING TIPS!
from WorldTaiChiDay.org ...



As Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day we have traveled the globe meeting Tai Chi teachers worldwide ... and what we discovered was that our decades of Tai Chi experience only touched the surface of possibility ... every teacher we met had something useful to share that would improve our teaching.

It did not matter what Style of Tai Chi or Qigong they taught, the basic principles are all the same, and the challenges of helping people new to Tai Chi and Qigong are universal to teachers of ALL STYLES.

In our weekly Ezine Newsletters, which are FREE, we highlight various teaching tips from teachers worldwide, so that we can all become better teachers. None of us know it all ... just like no Photoshop expert knows all of Photoshop, each expert knows parts, and when they share tips, they all get better at it.

For example, Sifu Bruce Frantzis offers video tips on how to explain Tai Chi's universal concepts shared by all styles, in ways that are direct, concise and useful to all teachers. We have studied and taught Tai Chi for over 30 years, and Bruce's explanations have helped improve our teaching. You may find them so as well.

Common Mistakes When Practicing Tai Chi
Common Mistakes When Practicing Tai Chi


Another example is Sifu and author, Arthur Rosenfeld, in his book "Tai Chi - The Perfect Exercise" he writes about how the key to success with Tai Chi isn't strength, dexterity, etc. ... it is the willingness to be okay with "bewilderment."

As teachers we see that students cannot wrap their heads around hundreds of years of Tai Chi evolution in a day, or a week, or a decade, it unfolds and expands through us over time. Letting students know this can help them greatly.

Another Tai Chi teacher we met, was Elizabeth Keith in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) who when doing Single Whip Down, or Snake Creeps Down, her students called it "Putting Dishes in the Dishwasher."

After that we used her insight to explain that "pushes" and "punches" in Tai Chi, when done correctly, will change the way you "mow the lawn" or "shovel snow" or "rake leaves."  This constant emphasis on "practical application in our daily lives" that Tai Chi and Qigong can offer is a powerful way to help students see why these arts are more than just a once a week thing ... they are a way of life that will improve the way you do EVERYTHING.

Another Tai Chi teacher, Linda Bowers, who taught for local colleges and the Kansas State Women's Prison, re-named "Partition of the Wild Horse's Mane" as "Navigating the After Christmas Sale at Macy's Department Store."  Interjecting "humor" into a class can totally unload pressure and frustrations students can get, and enable them to "relax open" to your teaching.

These are just a few of the valuable "Teachers as a Community -- Not Competitors" resources we offer in our FREE WorldTaiChiDay.org Ezine Email Newsletters.

We are in a unique position that most teachers don't have, which is that we know Tai Chi and Qigong teachers worldwide, and scan for useful tips that we share freely with you and your students who sign up for our free email newsletters.





 















 

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