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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is NOW on the MOST POPULAR SlideShare FRONTPAGE -- BIG EXPOSURE FOR TAI CHI & QIGONG! 
 

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WE PULL OFF THIS GLOBAL EVENT "TOGETHER".  Today, I just noticed that one of my Tai Chi students created a Facebook Event for our local KC WTCQD Event.  I didn't ask him to ... HE JUST DID IT!

 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ASKED BY YOUR TEACHER OR ORGANIZER TO BE PART OF SPREADING THE WORD ON THIS ... JUST JUMP IN AND DO IT!  Be a healing part of history! Dive in with both feet, and spread the word, WTCQD is only 11 DAYS AWAY!

 

Create WTCQD Meetups, Facebook Events, contact media, etc. to publicize you OR YOUR TEACHERS EVENT ... your teacher needs help to make such an event a success ... be a part of it ... not just a spectator. You'll be so proud of yourself on WTCQD for your part in adding to this global wave of Qi and goodwill.

Want to get an Official Proclamation from Mayor, Governor, etc. for YOUR event? We can help!  Click here.

 

 

 

JUST IN! GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE (USA) PROCLAIMS WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2015 FOR TENNESSEE!


WTCQD organizer, Mildred Garrett got the
very 1st Proclamation for WTCQD in Tennessee!

 




 

Baja Mexico Government Sponsors World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event in Baja!

 

Mexico, Baja California's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day







Phoenix, Arizona (USA) Desert Botanical Gardens - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015
















Bulgaria World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015
 







 

 

BE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR EVENTS W/ VIDEO:
NOTE: Encourage everyone at your event to get out their smart phones and shoot short 2 or 3 minute videos of your WTCQD 2015 event. Then ask them to upload them to Youtube, and send us the Youtube links, and we'll share them with the world on and after WTCQD! 


For those who want to do something more elaborate, you can get attendees to get their videos to you, so you can edit them together using Windows Movie Maker program, which is available for free online, and create videos with effects, music, etc.  Scroll down to see some wonderful examples of what you can do with video.  NOTE: Many more people will watch your Youtube videos IF THEY ARE SHORT (2 to 5 min. at most).

 

TIME TO START CONTACTING MEDIA!  Email, fax, and write them, BUT BE SURE TO FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE CALL.  We have Media Kits, Press Releases (in 19 languages), and MEDIA CONTACT LISTS you can use. Free services from WorldTaiChiDay.org to help you expand awareness of your groups and local classes worldwide via media exposure.
 

Please let media know that WorldTaiChiDay.org is the global organizing contact.

 

READ THRU NEWSLETTER below for many more tools to help you or your local group or school(s) to organize and publicize your WTCQD 2015 event ...

 

Media Coverage of WTCQD  

 

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UNITED KINGDOM REPORT:

Report from Keith Sharp of Southampton, United Kingdom, and member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, on his steps toward helping to reduce costs for the National Health Service by expanding Tai Chi and Qigong's mind-body practices in the UK, which could dramatically reduce British health care costs (as they could worldwide).

 

 

 

Dear Bill,

 

In my own little way I hope that my efforts this year will gain a significant attendance of players, families and friends into a Southampton park, if the weather is favourable.  Many hours have been devoted to complying with Southampton City Council events paperwork and the need to promote Tai Chi Qigong as real health, wellness and lifestyle benefits programmes in the area and throughout the UK.  I have submitted a draft proposal for debate at the forth coming AGM of  the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.  As mentioned in a previous note to you and Roger J. the importance of ones own health will become less reliant on the National Health Service as funds reduce in real terms.

 

I will of course, if response is good on the day, follow it up with greater detail, but in the meantime, please find attached a copy of my 'A4 'poster.  Banners have been funded by local business and I am sending out invites to decision makers throughout the region and the local media.  At 75 years of age I hope my initiatives will spark more instructors into action from those I have providing 15 minute sets of exercises during WTC&QD

 

Kindest regards

 

Keith Sharp
 

 



 


 


 

Your organizing of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has most likely brought awareness of Tai Chi
to more people than anyone else in history!
-- Dr. Paul Lam, author of Born Strong, pioneer of integrating Tai Chi into modern healthcare

 






 


Mayor of Canada's City of Prince George Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONLY 11 DAYS UNTIL
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2015






 

Brookhaven, New York's Town Supervisor Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015! AND will attend WTCQD in Brookhaven! 

Patchogue - Town of Brookhaven  

 



 

 

Ever wondered how the idea of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day came into being? It involves some rather amazing events ... click to hear interview with WTCQD creator by the NQA's Qi Talks Radio program.

 

 

Also, see below print interview with WTCQD Founder, just released by YMAA Publications:


One World, One Breath: An Interview with Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi Day & Qigong Day-Part 1

by David Silver, Barbara Langley, April 13, 2015

 

 

 

 












The petals of the human flower open to show the unequaled beauty of the global Tai Chi and Qigong family ...

One World ... One Breath


 

 

Marion, Ohio World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event

OH, Marion

 

Philippines World TC & QG Day event!
 

World Tai Chi Day - Quezon City Philippines 2014
World Tai Chi Day - Quezon City Philippines 2014


 

 

 


 

Belgrade, Serbia - World Tai Chi & QiGong Day 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
World Tai Chi & QiGong Day 2014

 



 

 

Harlem, New York's 4th Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Harlem, New York's 4th Annual
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

 

 

 

 

 

Miami, Florida (US) Gears Up for WTCQD 2015!

 

  
 
  





 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, WORLD TAI CHI & QI GONG DAY 2010
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA,
WORLD TAI CHI & QI GONG DAY

Beautiful Video!



 

 

"World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is celebrated
all over the world ... it's about global healing,
it's about people finding unity and peace
amongst themselves and others."
-- Sifu Michael Lan, Director of Jing-An,
Cape Town, South Africa

 

Atlanta, Georgia (USA) World Tai Chi Day
Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
World Tai Chi Day

Really Gorgeous Event!




Australia's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Gallery
Australia's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Gallery
GORGEOUS VIDEO TOUR OF AUSTRALIA


 


 
 


Cairo, Egypt's WTCQD-WHD
STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
  



 

One World ... One Breath


 

Yours in Qi,

 

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

p.s. We just updated our Newsletter Archives, a treasure trove of information on all things Tai Chi and Qigong you can share with friends, students and the public. Many of our pages now have Social Media sharing buttons.

 

 




 

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
 

 

 


 

 

Italia  Mondo Tai Chi e Qigong Giorno - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Gallery
Italia Mondo Tai Chi e Qigong Giorno -
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Gallery
Italy

 

 

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

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Cartagena, Columbia, South America 

 

 


 

  



 

 

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.


 

 

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

 


 

 

 

 












BANNERS & FLYERS: For Your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 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






Banner Topeka KS
















 
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




UK's Yorkshire Evening Post Covers
UK WTCQD Event!






Seattle, Washington's Seattle Post Intelligencer Newspaper Covers Seattle (USA)'s WTCQD
 

























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

Contact:
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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"?

We help! Click here 



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We help! Click here 



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We help! Click here 



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