Please upload your WTCQD 2017 videos to Youtube, and send us the link with your report. Please upload your event photos to Facebook and send us the link, so we can share your local event with the world.
Check out, and share this STUNNING VIDEO from Macedonia's WTCQD 2017 ...


Capetown, South Africa's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017 event COVERED BY NATIONAL TV MEDIA ... beautiful coverage!




Be sure to view the "24 Hours of World Peace" livestream recording of WTCQD events unfolding around the world, click here, and then click on the top video/image on the page.

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We spent hours and hours putting together this video/photo report of some of the WTCQD event
reports we received, so  PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO ENJOY THIS ... and SHARE IT WIDELY.

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well as those from around the globe.

NEW REPORTS OF WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2017 EVENTS ...

IVORY COAST OF AFRICA; LA PAZ, BOLIVIA ... AND MANY MORE!

We begin with Ensenada, Baja Californis, Mexico's WTCQD 2017 event, not just because Ensenada has spectacular event's each year, but also because they take such care to artfully and movingly document their events in photo and video ... they are an example to the world of how to "capture the art" of your event in media ... not just to shoot snapshots ... but to be artists.







Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017

Note, Ensenada beautifully captures special education students leading portions of their event. WorldTaiChiDay.org offers a "Tai Chi for Special Education" page to show educators and tai chi and qigong teachers worldwide that tai chi and qigong have much to offer special education.
Another FREE resource from WorldTaiChiDay.org.










La Paz, Bolivia's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017

WTCQD, Bolivia, La Paz

See how Tai Chi and Qigong have grown in Bolivia since 2008 ... this is happening worldwide ... and this is only the beginning ... 


"Our Tai Chi programs continue to grow
and our numbers of Tai Chi Schools continue
to grow at a phenomenal rate and I feel your
efforts are fueling this growth worldwide
and we are all in awe of what the
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has done."

-- Dave Pickens
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union


Dear  Bill Douglas

We celebrated the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017 in San Francisco Park in La Paz City, Bolivia.

We had a massive concurrence of Tai Chi Schools, practitioners and enthusiastic people who made it to the park this Saturday April 29th. As you can see in the pictures of the event. We had authorities who came to support our activity like the Director of Sports of the Municipality, Lic. Janeth Ferrufino. Th e President of the Asociacion Municipal de Kung Fu Wushu de La Paz, Ernesto Rodriguez Sanchez. The President of the Asociacion Departamental de Kung Fu Wushu de La Paz, Ismael Sotomayor

We enjoyed been part of this world celebration 2017. And we will make 2018 celebration even a bigger one.

Thanks for supporting and creating this magnificient event worlwide.

Warmest regards.
Your friend.
Huascar Anda
La Paz City, Bolivia.










IVORY COAST, AFRICA's
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2017

Journée mondiale de taiji quan et de qi gong 2017 dans le parc national du BANCO

English translation:
World day of taiji quan and Qi Gong 2017 in the banco national park, Ivory Coast


Contact Ivory Coast Tai Chi and Qigong at:







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Zwolle, Netherlands
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2017 ...





15 jaar Wereld Tai Chi Dag 29 april 2017 @Zwolle the Netherlands. 
Wij hadden super geluk met het weer en super geluk met alle hulp en lieve mensen om ons heen. Dankbaar!

De Wereld Tai Chi Dag (WTCD) Zwolle is een evenement voor mensen van alle leeftijden. Het is een dag waar je d.m.v. doorlopende Tai Chi workshops en demonstraties kunt kennismaken met de diverse aspecten van deze Chinese krijgskunst c.q. bewegingsleer. De bewustwordingstechnieken die de Tai Chi in zich draagt en de gezondheidsaspecten die de oefeningen rijk zijn staan centraal deze dag. Uiteraard zal er ruimschoots aandacht zijn voor zelfverdediging zoals Tai Chi van oorsprong bedoeld is. Daarnaast is er een gevarieerde markt, waar diverse producten, activiteiten en diensten worden aangeboden verwant aan de Chinese cultuur, alternatieve geneeswijzen en natuurlijk hapjes en drankjes. 

WTCD Zwolle, elke laatste zaterdag van april, is een evenement dat jaarlijks meer dan 500 bezoekers trekt en vindt plaats in Park de Wezenlanden (achter het Provinciehuis). Dit jaar is de 15de editie van dit evenement in Zwolle. Vanaf 10 uur starten we met een gezamenlijke warming-up en maken we deel van een wereldwijde live-stream. Voel je welkom op dit gratis evenement.

Mogelijk gemaakt door St. Gunga Din de Waterdrager, Judith van Drooge www.wereldtaichidag.nl



ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
15 years World Tai Chi Day 29 April 2017 @Zwolle the Netherlands. 

We were lucky with the weather and great luck with all the help and dear people around us. Grateful! The World Tai Chi Day (WTCD) Zwolle is an event for people of all ages. 

It's a day where you go by Continuous Tai Chi workshops and demonstrations can meet the various aspects of this Chinese martial art or movement theory. The awareness-raising techniques that Tai Chi is wearing and the health issues that are rich in exercises are central to this day. Of course, there will be a lot of attention for self-defense as Tai Chi is intended to originate. 

In addition, there is a varied market where various products, activities and services are offered related to Chinese culture, alternative medicine and natural snacks and drinks. WTCD Zwolle, every last Saturday of April, is an event that attracts more than 500 visitors annually and takes place in Park de Wezenlanden (behind the Provincial House). This year is the 15th edition of this event in Zwolle. Starting at 10 o'clock we start a joint warm-up and make part of a global live stream. Feel welcome to this free event. Possibly made by St. Gunga Din de Waterdrager, Judith van Droog www.wereldtaichidag.nl














GLOBAL QI ...

Bill Gates: "I'd Give This Book to Every College Graduate"
He recommends 'The Better Angels of Our Nature' by Steven Pinker



NOTE FROM WTCQD Founder: 

One of the more profound qualities of Tai Chi and Qigong is that they are quite likely the most effective stress management tools in the world.

When you get down to Tai Chi and Qigong's core ... they are about letting go ... because our movements can only become smooth and powerful when we let go of all the things we hold onto ... so the movements can flow through us unimpeded.

When we hold onto thoughts, emotions, pressures, etc., it results in a constriction that makes our movements more stiff, and less powerful.

The biggest problem people/students, all of us face, is stress.  Stress causes between 60 to 90% of ALL the health problems sending people to doctors in the developed world. Perhaps the biggest problem facing people causing stress is FEAR. Our media, both news and much of the entertainment gives people a false impression of the world, a fearful impression of the world. It leaves people thinking the world is a violent and dangerous place. THIS IS FALSE.

This book "The Better Angels of Our Nature" by Steven Pinker, is one I often mention in my Tai Chi and Qigong classes to students. Why? Because it proves that the world is actually LESS VIOLENT than ever before in human history.

Again, stress is caused by fear. Media gives the public a false impression that the world is "more violent than ever," and it is stressing out all people, including our tai chi and qigong students.

I see myself as a "stress management consultant" who teaches tai chi and qigong, so I remind students all the time that the world is actually less violent than ever before in human history, because that knowing allows them to let go of fear, to relax, and when they relax their Tai Chi is better. Gripping fear is the opposite of tai chi.



Actually, statistics show that violent crime rates are dropping dramatically in the United States, as well as much of the world.


As Tai Chi and Qigong teachers we help students reduce their stress by releasing all those tight things they gather in themselves each day.

But, if after Tai Chi, they go home and watch television news all day, they feed on a false reality, because even as 99.9% of humans are being very kind or at least civil to one another ... the news only finds that .1% who aren't kind/civil ... and focuses their cameras on the most dispicable acts on the planet, even though violence is dropping precipitously.

So, I personally share the reality of the world, and recommend Steven Pinker's profound book to all my students ... so they can get their heads on straight, and not stew in the media's fearful ongoing diatribe all day.













EARTH QI ...


Note from WTCQD founder:

Many of us find that when we practice Tai Chi and Qigong over years and decades, letting go, and immersing ourselves in the field ... the Tao ... we feel more connected to life, to our fellow humans ... and to our planet.

I stumbled across a really amazing popular music video by Michael Jackson when visiting my grand daughter last week. I was stunned that I had never seen it before. It was powerful, moving, and thought provoking.

Give it a look if you like ... TURN UP THE VOLUME :-)  ... and share it if you like it.



Since we're on the subject of Michael Jackson, check out this mind-blowing Traditional Japanese cover of one of his songs ... stunning global fusion music




GLOBAL FUSION MUSIC ...

While on the topic of Michael Jackson music ... check out this amazing world fusion performance of some amazingly skilled traditional Japanese musicians covering a Michael Jackson song.

This flutist's performance should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it is an intense, stunning, profoundly moving performance.















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WHY SUPPORT OUR HEALTH & HEALING EFFORTS?
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day brings the world together for health & healing ...

Tai Chi and Qigong have become household words in the last years. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's #1 goal has been to educate the mass public about the health and life benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, and our work has profoundly contributed to this growing global awareness of Tai Chi & Qigong.



"Our Tai Chi programs continue to grow 
and our numbers of Tai Chi Schools continue 
to grow at a phenomenal rate and I feel your 
efforts are fueling this growth worldwide 
and we are all in awe of what the 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has done."
-- Dave Pickens 
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division 
United States Amateur Athletic Union



HOW DID WE DO IT?

1st we organized Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide to hold mass Tai Chi & Qigong exhibitions and teach-ins around the world, all on the same day, in a worldwide wave.

2nd, we created the Medical Research Library at WorldTaiChiDay.org to educate Tai Chi and Qigong teachers about the growing medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong health benefits and how it treats many major health issues.

3rd, we taught Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide on how to contact and work with local, regional, and national media, to cover their World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events, and then how to use that media exposure as a vehicle to educate the world about the medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong.

4th, we taught Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide how to work with local and national government officials and agencies, to proclaim Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits for their city, province, state, and nations' citizens.

5th, we taught Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide how to utilize Official Proclamations on their WTCQD events, to gain media and public exposure and recognition.

6th, we compiled video and photos of events worldwide to create mini-documentaries that groups could share worldwide to get even more Tai Chi and Qigong groups involved in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

TOGETHER, WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD ...






"Your organizing of this global event 
has been very helpful in gaining media 
attention for the benefits of Qi Gong & 
Tai Chi and in creating awareness of 
our school and classes."
-- Howard Fraracci - Qi Gong teacher 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada











HOW DO YOU INSPIRE TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS WORLDWIDE?
WORLD EVENTS DO NOT BUILD THEMSELVES
It takes a huge amount of work, a vision that you hold onto even when times are tough, and some artistry

17 years of receiving and gathering videos and photos from World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events, inspired us to create video montages and libraries of past events. WHY?

To inspire more and more Tai Chi and Qigong groups worldwide to organize and hold World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events around the world. In the beginning, our events were mostly the US, Canada, and Europe.

Then, Hong Kong joined in, and events spread across Asia. Then Egypt held mass events, and events have spread across Africa. Brazilia, Brazil's early work inspired groups all across Latin America. New Zealand and Australia have held events all over their nations.

THIS IS A TON OF WORK, A LABOR OF LOVE, WE HAVE GIVEN THE WORLD FOR 17 YEARS NOW.












WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR GLOBAL HEALTH AND HEALING EFFORTS?
Make an announcement at your WTCQD events that our Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts are still available after WTCQD as supplies last, at www.worldtaichiday.org

Let them know they can wear a beautiful and
meaningful piece of history!

Click to view or order. (Note: orders at this time will not arrive before WTCQD. But, we will get them to you after the event :-)

You can still order T-Shirts even after WTCQD, as supply lasts.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has worked for 17 years to bring the world together for health & healing.

From one event in Kansas City, 100s of events sprang up in over 80 nations.

Our motto: "One World ... One Breath"

How T'ai Chi can help with chronic health issues
How T'ai Chi can help
with chronic health issues

To all those who have supported our global efforts, a deep thank you.

HAPPY 2017.  LET'S COME TOGETHER AND CHANGE THE WORLD!

Sincerely,



World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
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