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Issue #53 - March 21, 2008




Children of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Subject: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Updates - April 26 is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER !

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Updates !


IN THIS ISSUE

Official T-Shirt Prices NOT Increasing, but PLEASE order now

Dispelling the MYTH of Tai Chi/QG COMPETITION !!...

We Sent Some QI Your Way !!...

The Tao of T-Shirt Folding/Packing

Check List for Organizing Your WTCQD Events...

Samples of Local Groups WTCQD Organizing...

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Time is Running Out, but you can STILL order Official WTCQD T-Shirts



We ordered extra WTCQD T-Shirts, so that we could keep the bulk order price, and your ordering price from increasing.

But, we are sitting on quite a few t-shirts, and also in order to get them to everyone in time for your WTCQD event, it is important that you order now, to ensure timely delivery.

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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters


WTCQD 2008, the 10th anniversary of our global health & healing event, is right around the corner. MUCH to report!


We are shipping WTCQD T-Shirts, and everyone will have them in time for WTCQD. But it still may be two or three weeks before yours arrive. But, they WILL arrive in time. (more on the t-shirt shipping process below).


There are several things everyone should check on, your event listings, your Organizing and Media Kits, Photographing your events, etc. We break it all down below.

Also, I want to thank you all for the Tai Chi & Qigong experience, the WTCQD T-Shirt process have given me, see the below article on "The Tao of T-Shirt Folding."

Warmest regards, and have a wonderful WTCQD 2008,


Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas


p.s. We ordered extra WTCQD T-Shirts, so that we could keep the prices at the current price. That's good for you, because the price doesn't increase, but it's a bit scary for us because we now have a bunch of extras. Soooo, if you haven't ordered yet, or need more, please order as soon as possible so we can get them to you in time for your WTCQD events.


Dispelling the MYTH of Tai Chi/QG COMPETITION !!




We Are NOT in Competition for Students !!


Over the years, some teachers/schools have expressed frustration that it is hard to get other schools, groups and teachers to join in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebrations.

This is because of the myth that Tai Chi & Qigong teaching is a "zero sum game," whereby when "you" get a student, you are "stealing my student."

Here's the real deal. For example, in the Kansas City metro area, where I live, if Tai Chi & Qigong teachers came together each year to create a MASSIVE PUBLIC MEDIA EVENT ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY . . . and we used the publicity to educate our community of the amazing health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong . . . and we got just 1% of our local population interested in learning more . . .


That 1% in a metro population of 2 million, would be 20,000 new students. That would be more than any teacher could handle. In fact, even if our students all became teachers over night, we still wouldn't be capable of teaching so many new students.

THIS should be our goal. We are not competing interests. We are a global family of Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts, practitioners, and teachers, who are tremendously valuable assets to our community . . . who together are lifting the health and wellness of our entire world . . . together.

THIS IS THE GOAL OF WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY, TO BRING THIS REALITY HOME TO TEACHERS AND GROUPS WORLDWIDE . . . FOR THE BETTERMENT OF HUMANITY !!


In this day and age, with the emerging medical research that has emerged regarding Tai Chi / Qigong's ability to boost immune system, lower high blood pressure, treat ADD and ADHD, etc. etc. etc. . . . TAI CHI / QIGONG SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY SCHOOL'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Every child should be graduating high school a Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Transcendental Meditation master. Why not?

How much crime, health cost, spousal and child abuse would simply vanish if our societies were filled with mind/body science masters.

With a one hour per day Physical Education class for students, teaching them these powerful mind/body tools . . . they could be masters by graduation. This is achievable !!

Every corporation should teach Tai Chi & Qigong through their Wellness Programs. Every hospital should have many Tai Chi & Qigong programs.

We hold a vision, not of just growing our classes because of ego, or money . . . but a vision of lifting our entire planet's health and consciousness thru sharing these profound mind/body tools evolved over mellenia of Eastern, and now global research.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day . . . is more than a celebration . . . it is a catalyst to a new way of functioning for our communities and the whole of humanity.

PLEASE, forward this message to every Tai Chi & Qigong school and group in your area, and worldwide, that you can find an email address for. There is a "Forward" feature at the bottom of this email newsletter you can use.


Tip On EDITING/ADDING Your WTCQD Listing !




Here's How to Avoid Problems Editing/Adding Your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day School/Event Listing


When you are entering your event information, DO NOT put too much text in any given field.


Also, DO NOT put several cities in the city field. If you have events in several cities, make seperate listings for each one.

DO NOT put more than one email or web address in the blanks.

Spell out your entire "STATE" name if you are in a US state.

If you are listing for an event in a country outside the US, please see the listing blocks for your country, and enter it as that, otherwise the search engine will not find your listing when people in your country search for you. For example, if you enter in the country listing "Italia," when people in your country click on the "Italy" block, the database will not know to list your event in the "Italy" listings.

I apologize for this, as I know "Italia," for example is the proper spelling, rather than "Italy," but we had to standardize the database just to keep clarity in the listing process.

Thanks for making this global health & healing event possible, and we hope these tips will expedite your listing process.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING, AND LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED A NEW PASSWORD, OR WHATEVER, SO YOU CAN MAKE SURE YOUR EVENT INFO IS UP TO DATE AND ACCURATE.

If for some reason, you are not holding an event this year, please delete your info, so the media will be able to find actual events for 2008. You can always relist your information in the future after WTCQD is over.

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We Sent Some QI Your Way !! Research on External Qigong




Angela and I turned our T-Shirt folding into an external qigong


Until we started the WTCQD T-Shirt project, I'd never known that when you order bulk orders of T-shirts, they don't come all nice and smooth and folded, the way we try to get them to you.

When we get them they are kind of rumpled and tossed in the boxes. So, there is alot of "hand smoothing" going on as we unpack the bulk orders, count, inspect, and pack them for your deliveries.


Our Tai Chi teacher in California, Master Jennifer Booth, always spent alot of time teaching internal and external Qigong.

[You can enjoy one of the internal qigong, sitting meditations, I learned from her, by clicking here. It's a free 17 minute meditation gift we offer the world from WTCQD. It feels really good. Select "Free Online Audio Relaxation Therapy" at below link:

http://worldtaichiday.org/LESSONQigong.html


So, anyway, as Angela and I spend so many hours each year, smoothing out all the wrinkles, or as many as we can anyway :-)

We thought, why not do some external qigong on them! My Tai Chi teacher called one form of external qigong "brush downs" which looks just like smoothing out the T-Shirts.

Soooo, we sent a little Qi your way. There's some interesting research on external qigong's effects a fellow teacher sent me a few years ago.

A qigong master directed his energy into computer chips being produced in a production plant. What was amazing was that the micro chips he emitted his energy into had a "lower failure rate" than other non-qigong-treated chips.

So, we hope you enjoy me and Angie's qi in your shirts :-)

But, even if you don't notice that . . . you'll enjoy getting t-shirts that are a little bit smoother, and less wrinkled than if we hadn't spent all that time smoothing out the wrinkles as we packed them.

[A Note: We ordered extra WTCQD T-Shirts, so that we could keep the prices at the current price. That's good for you, because the price doesn't increase, but it's a bit scary for us because we now have a bunch of extras. Soooo, if you haven't ordered yet, or need more, please order as soon as possible so we can get them to you in time for your WTCQD events. View or order here:

http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html]


The Tao of T-Shirt Folding/Packing - A Tai Chi Experience.




I Got a Tai Chi Lesson this Week.


As Angela and I unpacked, inspected, folded, and packed WTCQD T-Shirts this week, I learned something about Tai Chi.


You know how in Tai Chi classes, we are either reminding or being reminded to KEEP THE KNEES BENT?


Well, the table I use to do the WTCQD T-Shirt processing, is a bit to short for me, meaning I have to bend down to do it. Well, after a few hours of it, my back began killing me.


But, as I'm folding the T-Shirts, I keep seeing "tai chi" "tai chi" "tai chi" flash before my eyes, because, duh, I'm folding "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts."

So, I remember to "bend my knees." Well, my back still hurt for a bit, but about an hour later I noticed it didn't hurt anymore. WHY? Because I was now doing it with my knees bent, flowing my dan-tien up and back, rather than bending down and over.

THIS STUFF REALLY WORKS :-).

Thank you to all WTCQD groups worldwide, who have not only supported our ongoing global health & healing efforts, thru the T-Shirt requests, but ALSO, for the Tai Chi lesson.



[A Note: We ordered extra WTCQD T-Shirts, so that we could keep the prices at the current price. That's good for you, because the price doesn't increase, but it's a bit scary for us because we now have a bunch of extras. Soooo, if you haven't ordered yet, or need more, please order as soon as possible so we can get them to you in time for your WTCQD events. View or order here:

http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html]

Check List for Organizing Your WTCQD Events




Tips for Those Organizing Events

- Have you printed out the Organzing Kits for tips?

http://worldtaichiday.org/OrganizingKits.html

- Have you printed out the Media Kits for tips?

http://worldtaichiday.org/MediaResources.html

- Have you requested Official Proclamations?

http://worldtaichiday.org/KANSASfullSizeProclamation.html

- Have you printed out Medical Research to give media?

http://worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html

It is time to begin priming your local media with your first wave of Press Releases about your event.

You also can now send out your Community Events Calendar announcements and also perhaps get pre-event media interviews to maximize public awareness/attendance of your events. Its all in the Media/Organizing Kits.


Samples of Local Groups WTCQD Organizing




Just a few samples of local efforts


http://www.omahataichi.com/wp/index.php


Several new countries that hadn't had WTCQD events contacted us to inform us that in 2008 they too will be joining the global family of Tai Chi & Qigong players . . . celebrating a global health & healing event in their nations.

WTCQD hits the Business Wire:


Business

Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on April 26

© Business Wire 2008

2008-02-25 19:58:43 -

http://www.pr-inside.com/celebrate-world-tai-chi-amp-qigong-r455687.htm

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Please have a wonderful World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008, 10th anniversary celebration.


Sincerely,




World Tai Chi & Qigong Day




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