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Issue #7 - May 17, 2006

Lou Gerhig Hero Award for World Tai Chi Day
Subject: Hopeful Solutions to Global Problems-World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter

Hopeful Solutions to Global Problems-World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

May 2006

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in this issue

-- HOPEFUL SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL PROBLEMS (SEE Opening Greeting)

-- PLEASE REACH OUT TO OTHER TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS/SCHOOLS/ASSOCIATIONS !!

-- EUROPEAN TAI CHI GROUPS !! GROUPES EUROPÉENS DE TAI-CHI ET DE QIGONG !! EUROPÄISCHE TAI-CHI UND QIGONG-GRUPPEN !! GRUPPI EUROPEI DI "TAI CHI" DI QIGONG !! ¡_ EUROPEO TAI CHI Y QIGONG GRUPO!! _

-- LATIN AMERICAN, SPANISH, & PORTUGUESE TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS !! LATINO AMERICANO Y ESPAÑOL DE TAI CHI Y DE QIGONG GRUPOS !! GRUPOS LATIN AMERICANOS & ESPANHÓIS DE TAI-CHI & DE QIGONG!!

-- BIG BOOST IN MEDIA COVERAGE OF "TAI CHI" . . . after WTCQD

Greetings World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters !

Our world is sagging from the weight of 6 billion people inhabiting a shrinking planet in terms of economic, environmental, and health resources.

This demands an increasing "flexibility" on the part of humanity. The physical flexibility that Tai Chi & Qigong encourage, can also help us become more "flexible" emotionally and mentally, enabling us to adapt and alter behavior as communities, nations and the human race.

For example, stress causes from 70 to 85% of all illness (Kaiser Permenente Health Systems 20 year study). The United States healthcare costs alone exceed one-trillion dollars per year. By incorporating powerful time tested stress management technologies like Tai Chi & Qigong into public education immediately, our world could save literally trillions of dollars annually in saved healthcare costs.

If we did so, what could we do with those saved trillions of dollars? Perhaps find energy solutions to the global energy crunch? Or possibly end the world hunger and poverty that fuels discord across our precious planet?

Albert Einstien once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Those who've experienced the healing benefits of mind/body technologies like Tai Chi & Qigong often report finding themselves "more creative" when in the relaxed state these technologies produce.

If we expand mind/body technologies like Tai Chi & Qigong to school children in public schools worldwide, what kind of creative solutions could that unleash across our world, solutions to problems that currently seem too daunting and insurmountable to tackle?

The hope is endless, and eclipses the threats . . . if we can open our imagination to hopeful solutions.

It is in this spirit that we encourage the global phenomenon we've created together, in the form of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day to continue to grow, and to grow as rapidly as possible. Below in this email you will find simple practicle ways to make this happen.


PLEASE CONTINUE SENDING PHOTOS & REPORTS !! We know from pre-event contacts there are many more event photos, yet to send in. PLEASE SEND THEM to us to post at www.worldtaichiday.org. Please send them as jpeg attachments to wtcqd2000@aol.com. These images from around the world expose individuals, government, and media to what a truly extraordinary global phenomenon this has become. Thereby expanding global knowledge of the profound health benefits these tools offer society, translating into greater usage of them in education, business, healthcare, penal rehabilitation, etc., which may result in opening minds to creative solutions worldwide like a brushfire of consciousness.

The reports coming in are amazing. The Italian Embassy officially promoted World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Beijing, China this year.

Jaurez, Mexico joined us in mass for their first WTCQD event, this year !! Over 11 events were held in Italy this year. Over 9 events were held in the US state of California this year.



HOPEFUL SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL PROBLEMS (SEE Opening Greeting)

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Read on...



PLEASE REACH OUT TO OTHER TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS/SCHOOLS/ASSOCIATIONS !!

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The Italian tai chi & qigong groups and schools have shown us this year what a determined group can do. They have mobilized other tai chi & qigong groups and associations all over Italy and beyond in other European countries to participate in this unprecedented world health & healing event.

We are asking each of you to pull out your google.com search, and the yellow (phone information) pages book . . . and begin contacting Tai Chi & Qigong schools and groups beyond your city.

If you live in for example, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, New York, or California, or Washington, etc. please call all the Tai Chi & Qigong schools you can find phone numbers for in schools throughout your state/country, and encourage them to get involved for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2007. PLEASE INFORM THEM THEY CAN BEGIN BY LISTING THEIR CLASSES "FOR FREE" AT www.worldtaichiday.org

Encourage them to view the event photos from around the world, to inspire them to get involved.

Let them know about the "School Resources" at www.worldtaichiday.org, and the free Organizing Kits, and Media Kits for them to use to publicize their local school, classes, and tai chi & qigong medical research to local media and their communities.

Read on...



EUROPEAN TAI CHI GROUPS !! GROUPES EUROPÉENS DE TAI-CHI ET DE QIGONG !! EUROPÄISCHE TAI-CHI UND QIGONG-GRUPPEN !! GRUPPI EUROPEI DI "TAI CHI" DI QIGONG !! ¡_ EUROPEO TAI CHI Y QIGONG GRUPO!! _

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Italy has mobilized their nation.

Italië heeft hun natie gemobiliseerd.

Moedig hen aan om de foto's van de wereldgebeurtenis bij www.worldtaichiday.org te bekijken, om de de het Organiseren zich Uitrustingen, Uitrustingen van Media, en het Medische Onderzoek te gebruiken, om gebeurtenissen voor 2007 te organiseren. Door meer groepen te omvatten wereldwijd, zullen uw lokale media uw gebeurtenissen meer uitgebreid behandelen. U kunt uw gemeenschap en natie meer over tai chi & qigong voordelen, en klassen van uw groep opleiden.

L'Italie a mobilisé leur nation.

Encouragez-les à regarder les photos d'événement du monde à www.worldtaichiday.org, pour employer les kits d'organisation, les kits de médias, et la recherche médicale, pour organiser des événements pour 2007. En incluant plus de groupes mondiaux, vos médias locaux couvriront vos événements plus intensivement. Vous pouvez instruire la votre communauté et nation davantage au sujet des avantages de chi et de qigong de tai, et classes de votre groupe.

L'Italia ha mobilitato la loro nazione.

Consigli loro osservare le foto di evento del mondo a www.worldtaichiday.org, per usare i corredi d'organizzazione, i corredi di mezzi e la ricerca medica, per organizzare gli eventi per 2007. Includendo più gruppi in tutto il mondo, i vostri mezzi locali riguarderanno più estesamente i vostri eventi. Potete istruire la vostri Comunità e nazione di più circa i benefici di "chi" & del qigong di tai e codici categoria del vostro gruppo.



Tevreden, bereik uit aan tai-chi en qigong groepen (verenigingen) door uw natie.

Regen Sie sie an, die Weltfallfotos an www.worldtaichiday.org anzusehen, um die organisierenden Installationssätze, die Mittel-Installationssätze und die medizinische Forschung zu verwenden, um Fälle für 2007 zu organisieren. Indem sie mehr weltweite Gruppen einschließen, umfassen Ihre lokalen Mittel Ihre Fälle weitgehend. Sie können Ihre Gemeinschaft und Nation über tai Chi- u. qigongnutzen und Kategorien Ihrer Gruppe mehr erziehen.

Italy mobilized sua nação.

Incentive-os ver as fotos do evento do mundo em www.worldtaichiday.org, para usar os jogos organizando, os jogos dos meios, e a pesquisa médica, organizar eventos para 2007. Incluindo mais grupos worldwide, seus meios locais cobrirão seus eventos mais extensivamente. Você pode educar suas comunidade e nação mais sobre benefícios do chi & do qigong do tai, e classes do seu grupo.

Italia ha movilizado su nación.

Anímeles a que visión las fotos del acontecimiento del mundo en www.worldtaichiday.org, para utilizar los kits de organización, los kits de los medios, y la investigación médica, para organizar los acontecimientos para 2007. Incluyendo a más grupos mundiales, sus medios locales cubrirán sus acontecimientos más extensivamente. Usted puede educar su comunidad y nación más sobre ventajas del chi y del qigong del tai, y clases de su grupo.

Read on...



LATIN AMERICAN, SPANISH, & PORTUGUESE TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS !! LATINO AMERICANO Y ESPAÑOL DE TAI CHI Y DE QIGONG GRUPOS !! GRUPOS LATIN AMERICANOS & ESPANHÓIS DE TAI-CHI & DE QIGONG!!

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Alcance por favor hacia fuera a otro Tai-tai-Chi y grupos y asociaciones de Qigong en su nación y región. Anímeles a que visión las fotos de los acontecimientos de WTCQD por todo el mundo. ¡Inspíreles a que consigan implicados en el Mundo- Tai-Chi-y-Qigong-Di'a 2007!! www.worldtaichiday.org

Alcance por favor para fora a outros Tai-tai-Chi & grupos e associações de Qigong em suas nação e região. Incentive-os ver worldwide as fotos de eventos de WTCQD. Inspire-os começar involvidos no Mundo-Tai-Chi-&-Qigong-Dia 2007!! www.worldtaichiday.org

Please reach out to other Tai-Chi & Qigong groups and associations in your nation and region. Encourage them to view the photos of WTCQD events worldwide. Inspire them to get involved in World-Tai-Chi-&-Qigong-Day 2007 !! www.worldtaichiday.org

¡Gracias MUCHO!!

Obrigado MUITO MUITO!!

Thank you VERY MUCH !!

Read on...



BIG BOOST IN MEDIA COVERAGE OF "TAI CHI" . . . after WTCQD

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Here at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day we monitor some of the mass media's coverage of Tai Chi & Qigong, it's health benefits, and how it is being used more widely in society.

Since World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2007 (April 29th), we have noticed a large spike in media discussion of Tai Chi (see below examples).

DO YOU THINK THIS IS A COINCIDENCE, OR DUE TO THE MASS MEDIA EFFORTS WE HAVE ALL WORKED TOGETHER TO PUT FORTH EACH YEAR? We are making a difference . . . together. Please reach out to tai chi & qigong groups throughout your state, region, country, and continent, to urge more to get involved in the global health event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.



"RECENT" MEDIA COVERAGE OF TAI CHI (since WTCQD 2006):


"According to several studies conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Tai Chi reduces blood pressure, eases hypertension and improves cardiac health. With heart disease as the number one cause of death in the United States . . ."

WBAL TV, Channel 11, Baltimore, Maryland - May, 2006 http://www.thewbalchannel.com/health/9186412/det ail.html



" . . . This constant immune system activation [of breast cancer survivors], which researchers discovered by measuring specific proteins in blood samples from survivors, may be causing the fatigue, UCLA researchers theorize. Their discovery may lead to behavioral interventions such as tai chi and yoga that will help alleviate persistent fatigue, which affects about a third of breast cancer survivors for years after they complete treatment . . ."

Medical News Today - May 4th, 2006 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php? newsid=42632



". . . Florida's secretary of health. He toured Chasco Middle School and attended a tai chi class at the county library in Holiday . . ."

St. Petersburg Times News - May 2, 2006 http://www.sptimes.com/2006/05/02/Pasco/Relay_for _Life_is_muc.shtml



Senior Activity Center " . . . A tai-chi instructor is needed to work in the early weekday morning or early afternoon, September through November . . ."

Loudon Times Mirror News, Leesburg, Virginia - May 2, 2006 http://www.timescommunity.com/site/tab1.cfm? newsid=16573634&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=5060 48&rfi=6



" . . . The next workshop, "Discover Your Mind-Body Connection Now with Simple Tips from Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi" . . ."

BayArea.com, Oakland, California - May 1, 2006 http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_3771 761



". . . I go to an exercise class on Tuesday for an hour and a Tai-Chi class that's a full hour . . ."

WABC Television, Channel 7, New York - May 10, 2006 http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story? section=health&id=4159072

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phone: 1-913-648-2256

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