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Only 5 days until World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ... imagine the implications!

LIST YOUR EVENT IN OUR DIRECTORY!

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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Participants,

 

I was fascinated to learn that the word "imagine" is rooted in two words, "image" "in."  By imagining a reality, we start the process of "imaging it into being" a real thing.

 

Just this week someone wrote:

 

"Whereas, Citizens can learn Tai Chi basics and
help create "a wave of healing energy around the
world" by joining Central Texas Tai Chi practitioners
for the local World Tai Chi & Qigong Day activities ..."

 

This was written by a MAYOR of a major city, a Mayor writing about "a wave of healing energy around the world" ... shows how far we, together, as a global Tai Chi and Qigong community have come in actually changing the way our society sees the world. None of us could have done this alone, we had to come together as a global FAMILY of Tai Chi and Qigong players.

 

Through our collective work as a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day family, over the last 16 years we have begun to expand Tai Chi and Qigong into public schools, major health networks, prison rehabilitation, special education, corporate wellness, etc.  We are planting seeds, and as they grow, the data and research indicate that this will save global society trillions of dollars in future health, education, police and prison costs. (Just one example: The Tai Chi / Qigong program at Folsom Prison turned the return-to-prison rates on their head, dramatically reducing the return-to-prison of their inmates in the program--and WTCQD has expanded this into prisons from Texas to Australia.)

 

This is the effect of all of us working together, via media coverage of our events MILLIONS have been exposed to Tai Chi & Qigong, and our Medical Research Library empowered groups to use that exposure to educate the public about why these tools should be available everywhere. AND we have engaged government officials, ministries, departments, senates and congresses in understanding that the expansion of Tai Chi & Qigong throughout society is a powerful addition to societies worldwide.

 

We are headed for a time when there will not be nearly enough Tai Chi and Qigong teachers to satisfy the need for them on a mass public scale. There will be no need for competition amongst teachers.

 

We will all become collaborators, mentors, and peers elevating one another's understandings of these arts. Angela and I have had the rare pleasure of traveling the globe in our organizing WTCQD over 16 years, and meeting more Tai Chi and Qigong teachers than perhaps anyone on the planet ... and what we have found is that EVERY SINGLE TEACHER HAD SOMETHING TO TEACH US about the arts we had been studying and teaching for decades ourselves. Each teacher we have met has left us with ideas on how to better articulate things we "had felt" but had not had words to describe them.

 

But, even beyond our physical benefits of connection as a global family, as we continue to walk forward together as a global Tai Chi and Qigong family, with 100s of events in over 80 nations ... we provide an example to the world ... how people of all all religions, all races, and across all geo-political boundaries ... come together for the sole purpose of advancing health and healing in the world. We provide a model for what is possible in the world. 

 

We "image in" a reality year after year that is carried by media to millions of eyes. 

 

One World ... One Breath


 

Imagine that :-)

 

 

 

 

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

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Austin, Texas (USA)'s WTCQD Event is
CO-SPONSORED BY 20 DIFFERENT
TAI CHI or QIGONG ORGANIZATIONS!

 

One World ... One Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTCQD, Tehran, Iran  

 

Children in Tehran, Iran celebrating
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

 

WTCQD, Iran, Children  

 

 

 

Jerusalem, Israel celebrates
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

 

Israel, Jerusalem  

 

WTCQD Israel  


WTCQD Israel


 

 

Cairo, Egypt Celebrating

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City, Missouri Celebrating
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

Kansas City  

 

 

 

 

CNN iReports on "Mini-Vacation for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day" Hong Kong - Macao

 

YOU TOO CAN POST A REPORT OF YOUR WTCQD EVENT ON CNN'S "CNN iReports!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia's Tbilisi, Georgia's WTCQD 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Istanbul, Turkey WTCQD Day 2015!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin, Texas Mayoral Proclamation of WTCQD!



 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to view this beautiful slide show -- and SHARE WIDELY!

http://www.slideshare.net/worldtaichiday/world-tai-chi-qigong-day


By Sharing the above slideshow, you increase visibility of the WorldTaiChiDay.org Free Directory your group/school/event is on, so when people in your area do a Zip Code search, THEY FIND YOU!

 

 

 

 




IMPORTANT TIPS FOR YOUR WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY EVENT ...

 

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. 

 

MEDIA TIP: After utilizing the above resources to inform your local, regional, and national media about your WTCQD event ... on the morning of your event TWITTER and FACEBOOK announce your event on your local television and newspaper Twitter and Facebook pages. Yes, many actually scan these to see what's happening in their community that day. So, yes, do the pre-event media prep work, but then also follow up with a Tweet :-) on event day.
 

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  

 

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

 




 

WorldTaiChiDay.org is doing ongoing Press Releases to promote YOUR LOCAL WTCQD Events worldwide ... above see links to help YOU promote your event to the media, we give you media contact lists, Press Releases in 19 languages, etc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

ONLY 7 DAYS UNTIL
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2015





 

 

 

 

"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

 
 

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
 

 

 

World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Saint Augustine, Florida
WHAT IS WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY TO YOU?

 

 

 

  

 






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:

















 
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

























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.

















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 



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

We help! Click here 



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

We help! Click here 



WANT TO TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG IN "PENAL AND DRUG REHABILITATION"?

We help! Click here 




 















 

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The Official WTCQD 2015 T-Shirt

"One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on back.

A beautiful symbol of personal and global health & healing, and a way for you to support our efforts at WorldTaiChiDay.org to expand use
of Tai Chi & Qigong worldwide ...



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APRIL 7TH, 2015 WAS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS, TO BE SURE TO GET THEM IN TIME FOR YOUR WTCQD 2015 EVENT.

But, we still have a few sizes, so contact us if you'd like to order t-shirts, and we'll tell you if we can get them to you in time for WTCQD 2015.
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