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Issue #46 - 2008 - TENTH ANNIVERSARY !!




World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Hong Kong
Subject: 2008 World Tai Chi & QG Day T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS!!


ALERT: "10th Anniversary" 2008 T-Shirts are HERE!



World Tai Chi & QG Day "10th ANNIVERSARY" TShirts Nov. 2007


In This Issue

Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008 10th Anniv. T-Shirts - EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS!!========

Back of Official 10th Anniversary T-Shirts..."One World . . . One Breath" ========

Why Support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Global Health & Healing Efforts? ================

What Does World Tai Chi & QG Day Do? ========================

How Does World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Put Local Schools and Teachers on the Global Map?



World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's multitudinous free resources, we offer to advance global health & healing, by promoting Tai Chi & Qigong teachers and schools worldwide are made possible by our annual Official T-Shirt Sales.


See below what WTCQD does to promote Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide all year . . .

year after year.

Quick Links


Order 2008 Official WTCQD T-Shirts



Join Our Free Email Mailing List


Enjoy a Free Online Audio Relaxation Therapy (Sitting Qigong Meditation)


View Our "Medical Research" Library


Use Our Free Organizing Kits to Organize a 2008 WTCQD Event in Your Area


More About Us

TEN YEARS of connecting people around the world ... to breathe together in a global healing Tai Chi and Qigong movement ... is NOW commemorated in our new 2008 TENTH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS!


Great FUNDRAISER for groups, schools and organizations (to offer students and your WTCQD event attendees)! While sustaining World Tai Chi & QG Day's ongoing supportive and global healing efforts!!




WHY SUPPORT WTCQD?


Google "tai chi" or visit Wikipedia's tai chi article . . . you will find ONLY one of the top tai chi google sites directs viewers to YOUR local tai chi and qigong schools or groups.

That site is www.WorldTaiChiDay.org


ALSO, www.WorldTaiChiDay.org provides under "School Resources" direct links from our homepage to:

* The National Qigong Association

* The European Taiji and Qigong Federation

* The Canadian Taijiquan Federation

* The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain


Our goal has been to support ALL spreading the word about tai chi and qigong benefits worldwide!


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Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008 "10th Anniversary" T-Shirts - ORDER EARLY AND SAVE!



By ordering by January 7th, 2008 you can take advantage of our EARLY ORDER DISCOUNT . . .


(Orders will begin shipping on approximately January 21st, 2008. Your credit card is charged about 72 hours before your order ships.)



To mark this 10th anniversary we will have "RED" T-Shirts, the Chinese colour for "luck" and the energy frequency of "Emotion/Change". The graphic and text on the red shirts will be in black. We've adjusted t-shirt prices for the red t-shirt costs.


Why, Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man on a Yin Yang symbol, some ask? The Vitruvian Man has long been a symbol in the West for "health & balance," while the Yin Yang is the Eastern symbol for "health & balance."


WTCQD's goal has been to help foster the expansion of awareness and use of Tai Chi & Qigong throughout the entire world, at a time when such mind/body tools are most needed in a world that is increasingly intense and stressful, as technological changes fly at us with a hurricane force. Humans need tools to help them "loosen" in order to adapt to coming change, rather than being beaten by it.


This powerful "Vitruvian Man / Yin Yang" image, reflects the technological spread of the modern world, with the quiet yet profound support of the ancient mind/body sciences of the east.


You can VIEW or PRE-ORDER the new Official WTCQD 2008 TENTH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS, NOW.









"Back" of Official 2008 10th Anniversary T-Shirts

"One World . . . One Breath" is printed on the back of WTCQD Official T-Shirts in 25 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES . . ., to represent the global aspect of Qi, life energy. All of humanity shares the Qi of life energy.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day brings people together across racial, ethnic, economic and geo-political boundaries . . . to remind again and again and again that we are all truly "one world" and "one breath."

You can VIEW or PRE-ORDER the new Official WTCQD 2008 TENTH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS, NOW.


Why Support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Global Health & Healing Efforts?



For 10 years, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has promoted the use of Tai Chi & Qigong worldwide. Our efforts have woven these powerful mind/body tools into culture worldwide. Our free WorldTaiChiDay.org website, offers a free School Directory that enables anyone in the world to find your local schools.


Over the years we have contributed to coverage of Tai Chi & Qigong in The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, Reader's Digest, USA Weekend, Parade Magazine, Russia's Omsk Weekly News, The BBC Radio Network, and hundreds of media worldwide.

A few Tai Chi or Qigong teachers or schools still believe World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's website, www.WorldTaiChiDay.org is just like any other related website, and is somehow in competition with them. This could not be less true.

WHY? A great example, is when you go to Wikipedia's Tai Chi article. If you go through that article you will find ONLY one external website, which leads readers to schools worldwide regardless of style, etc. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's www.WorldTaiChiDay.org link there, brings the world coming to Tai Chi, to our School Directory where they'll find your local group or school's contact information.


HAVE OUR EFFORTS MADE A DIFFERENCE? In the last 10 years, since WTCQD's inception, Tai Chi has become a #1 growth industry according to Fitness Manufacturers Association research.


If you think our ongoing global media efforts have had nothing to do with that, you may be interested to learn of the AWARDs given to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day by major national and international organizations, for our national and global health & healing educational efforts, including:


The National Qigong Association;


The National Tai Chi Association;


World Congress on Qigong;


ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Hero Award;


The American Heart Association;


The North American Studio Alliance (Namasta);


Each day we get emails from people worldwide asking us how to contact local schools, and we refer them to the School Directory so they can find local classes with your local group or school.


Each year tens of thousands search our Directory. It has always been a free directory for both those seeking schools and for schools worldwide to list their local information at.



By PRE-ORDERING the new Official WTCQD 2008

"TENTH ANNIVERSARY" COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS now,

you can enjoy EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS.








What Does World Tai Chi & QG Day Do?


A) We try to do the work that busy Tai Chi & Qigong teachers don't have time to do, but that can profoundly support their ability to educate local individuals, corporations, and government and private institutions, on how and why Tai Chi & Qigong should be integrated into society at all levels.


B) We provide a comprehensive introductory to the multitudinous benefits Tai Chi and Qigong offer individuals for physical, mental, and emotional health. We explain what "Qi" is in an understandable way, for those new to the concept. We explain why Tai Chi and Qigong are unequaled in profound benefit to all our lives. We encourage those coming new to Tai Chi to connect with local Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and groups, who list for free at our "School Directory."

See below for more details on just a few of the innumberable free resources we provide to help individuals get the most out of local classes worldwide.


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WTCQD's efforts have been recognized by major national and international Tai Chi & Qigong organizations including recieving the "2007 Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award; from the National Qigong Association in Minneapolis Minnesota," and the "2005 Media Excellence in the Field of Qigong Award; from the World Congress on Qigong in San Francisco," and the "2005 Team Leadership Award; presented from the The National Tai Chi Association, Los Angeles."


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Our ongoing and annual global efforts do so many things, we can only mention a few here:

1) We create a global wave of health & healing to span 60 nations on 6 continents in hundreds of cities on the Last Saturday of April each year.

2) These local events create opportunities for local teachers and schools to go into public squares to expose their community to what they offer.


3) We provide MEDIA KITS, which include Press Releases in 18 different languages, that can be used to reach out to local, regional, and national media by local groups and schools, to inform them of your upcoming local WTCQD events.


We also offer free Organizing Kits that help local groups, teachers, schools get the most benefit from their World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events. Kits include:

- Community Organizing Kit

- Media Organizing Kit (pre-event)

- Media Organizing Kit (Event coverage)

- Actual event, Organizing Kit


We also provide tips on getting Official Proclamations from your Governor, National Health Minister, etc.


Part of our help is providing printable displays of dozens of Official Proclamations for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in many US States, and by legislatures, national health ministry, senates, and mayors in many states and nations, and the United Nations World Health Organization.


4) We provide a "Medical Research" section so that locals can access Medical Research on Tai Chi & Qigong to use for Press Release supplements, or to reach out to local hospitals, corporations, or educational institutions to interest them in offering Tai Chi & Qigong to their patients, employees, clients, or students.


5) We provide "TIPS" for new students to get the most from your local classes, and to learn how to handle the challenges of Tai Chi & Qigong without blaming it on their teacher. TIPS to help new students get the most from local classes, such as:

- Attending Your 1st Class

- NOT Blaming the Teacher for Challenges

- How Classes are Structured

- How to Address the Teacher in Class

- How Movements are Taught in Various Class Settings

- Choosing a Proper Tai Chi Wardrobe for Class & Practice


Also, helpful primer info on basic Tai Chi terms, such as below (These resources are great for new people to TC and QG, but ALSO CAN BE HELPFUL TO TEACHERS SEEKING INNOVATIVE TOOLS TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND):

- Horse Stance

- Vertical Axis / Postural Alignment

- Sinking Your Qi

- Filling and Emptying (Do Not Tear the Rice Paper)


[You will notice at the above TIPS is a link to the School Directory. WTCQD is ALWAYS trying to funnel new people curious about Tai Chi & Qigong, to schools, groups and teachers in their local areas.]


Also, we provide information educating on how Tai Chi is related to "Psychoneuroimmunology," "Acupuncture," and "Traditional Chinese Medicine."


6) We provide articles, web resources, and support group links for people with concerns regarding individual health issues, such as:

- Asthma and Allergies

- Alzheimers Disease

- Anxiety

- Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation

- High Blood Pressure

- Menopause, Bone Loss, Depression

- Parkinson's Disease

- Weight Loss



7) World Tai Chi & Qigong Day presents and consults with major national and international health organizations to advance Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide.


What do we do there? We encourage health givers, and people with health issues to view the "School Directory" at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org to find your local groups and school's contact information.


Who have we presented for?


- National Parkinson's Foundation events in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc.

- ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association (WTCQD recieved the Lou Gehrig's HERO AWARD, for presentations)

- American Heart Association

- Fibromyalgia care givers certification program

- National Fibromyalgia Symposium

- Various corporate and medical symposiums

* Again, when we present at these programs we do not advocate one style or teacher over another. We advocate Tai Chi & Qigong teachers worldwide, encouraging participants to contact your local schools and teachers.


By PRE-ORDERING the new Official WTCQD 2008

"TENTH ANNIVERSARY" COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS now,

you can enjoy EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS.




How Does World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Put Local Schools and Teachers on the Global Map?


Through our relentless efforts we have gotten "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day" on the Annual Holiday/Events Calendar used by institutions and media worldwide. We've also gotten WTCQD listed on the American Public Health Association Calendar of health events, the US Dept. of Health & Human Services health events calendar, and many other health events calendars worldwide, including Australia.


We have gotten a link to www.WorldTaiChiDay.org on Wikipedia's Tai Chi article, and a major external link.


WHY DOES THIS MATTER?


Because when people come to www.WorldTaiChiDay.org they often search our "School Directory," provided free to both users and listing teachers and schools to connect people worldwide with local classes and teachers of all styles and schools.


Our ongoing work gains access to major health institutions worldwide, for local teachers, groups and schools.



WE POST PHOTOS OF YOUR LOCAL EVENTS FOR THE WORLD!


At World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's massive PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY, we give the world further access to your local efforts in a powerful visual way. This involves endless hours of work, which WTCQD is glad to do, to support your global health & healing work.


By PRE-ORDERING the new Official WTCQD 2008

"TENTH ANNIVERSARY" COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS now,

you can enjoy EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS.









World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will be held, as always, on the last Saturday of April --

Saturday, April 26th, 2008


- In Hundreds of Cities in over 60 nations

- 10 am local time, worldwide


Your group or school can aquire beautiful symbols of global healing and unity, by pre-ordering Official 2008 TENTH ANNIVERSARY Commemorative T-Shirts. By doing so you not only can use them as local fundraisers by selling them at your local WTCQD events, but your attendees get an opportunity to wear a symbol of the profound global nature of this unique event. But beyond that, you will also be helping to support the ongoing work we do at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org to support the efforts of teachers and schools worldwide, to create a healthier and calmer community, nation, and world.





By PRE-ORDERING the new Official WTCQD 2008

"TENTH ANNIVERSARY" COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS now,

you can enjoy EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS.





THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR HEALING EFFORTS!!


Each year hundreds of events are held worldwide in 60 nations. Your ongoing efforts to organize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day make this profound global health & healing event possible.


To spread the goodwill of Tai Chi & Qigong across the planet through events, and the media events garmer will never be fully acknowledged by society, but is profoundly beneficial nonetheless.


Of course on a more tangible scale, thousands of new people are brought to Tai Chi & Qigong classes worldwide through these events, and by groups using WTCQD to provide Medical Research to media and the public, countless future new Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts are having seeds planted in their minds each year.



Although World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's efforts and expenses are year around, these annual Official T-Shirts are the main way individuals, local groups, schools, and teachers can support our national and international efforts. Our efforts have fostered events including "United Nations" and "Nobel Peace Center" events.



If you value our efforts, please forward this email on to all your Tai Chi & Qigong contacts, and encourage your students, fellow tai chi & qigong enthusiasts, and regional and national organizations to offer Official 10th Anniversary World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts to their members and event attendees.



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They will save if you let them know now, so that they can

take advantage of the Early Pre-Order Discount!






Questions regarding WTCQD's Official 10th Anniversary Commemorative T-Shirts

Call Bill or Angela Douglas at:

1-913-648-2256

or email:

wtcqd2000@aol.com




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United Nations World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event
United Nations' World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event (above)

Nobel Peace Center's World Tai Chi & Qigong Event (below)
Nobel Peace Center's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event



WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.
WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


United Nations World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event
United Nations' World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event (above)

Nobel Peace Center's World Tai Chi & Qigong Event (below)
Nobel Peace Center's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event