About World Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) Day & the Organizing Center WorldTaiChiDay.org

Our Mission

Via this organizing hub of WorldTaiChiDay.org, and the mass global event we organize annually in 100s of cities in over 80 nations, known as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, we educate millions around the planet about Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits; how to find local classes; how to get the most from those classes; and we consult health care, corporate, government and educational institutions about integrating these health tools into society at all levels.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been officially proclaimed, recognized, or supported by 22 US Governors; Senates of Puerto Rico, California, New York; the Brazilian National Congress; by consulates and embassies from Italy to the U.S., China to India, and by government ministries and bodies in countries worldwide. Events have been held at the United Nations Building and the Nobel Peace Center

Organization

Organizing the annual event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is only one of the myriad things we do to aid enthusiasts, teachers & organizations in promoting Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide--at all levels of society--to save society hundreds of billions of dollars in health cost saving, court, police, and penal rehab. costs, etc.

WTCQD is always held on the "last Saturday of April" each year, 10 am local time, worldwide:  April 28th, 2018 / April 27th, 2019 / April 25th, 2020 / April 24th, 2021

Brazil

United Nations Building, New York City

WTCP Proclamations
New York

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event

 

 

Organizing the annual event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is only one of the myriad things we do to aid enthusiasts, teachers & organizations in promoting Tai Chi & Qigong usage worldwide--at all levels of society--to save society hundreds of billions of dollars in health cost saving, court, police, and penal rehab. costs, etc.
WTCQD's founders began to create prototype programs that today they give away for free to Tai Chi & Qigong teachers worldwide via WorldTaiChiDay.org and its free globally read weekly Ezine email magazine newsletters "All Things Tai Chi & Qigong"--expanding Tai Chi and Qigong into society at all levels 20 years ago --teaching in preschools through high school and university levels in health science classes (and for Special Education programs); presenting on Tai Chi & Qigong benefits in some of the world's largest corporations; teaching in churches and places of worship (and we did a presentation on Tai Chi Meditation for the National Catholic Youth Conference); teaching in senior centers and care facilities; and in some of the world's largest health networks and institutions; and also we began teaching in drug and penal rehabilitation institutions.
We participated in a program with the National Council on Aging, several universities, and the United States YMCA to educate them on Tai Chi and Qigong and to create opportunities for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers all across the nation. Expanding Tai Chi & Qigong into society at all levels locally wasn't enough for us, because when we saw the benefits these tools offer ALL people who are exposed to them ... we just had to help Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts, teachers and schools to be more empowered to have the same impact in their local communities worldwide, by sharing step-by-step guides to give away all our experience to teachers around the world ... and the result ... a calmer, clearer, kinder, and healthier world.
WTCQD's Founders work to empower teachers worldwide to launch similar programs, and to expand Tai Chi & Qigong use into education, corporate wellness, penal rehabilitation and society at all levels. Bill and Angela have worked for 2 decades promoting Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and groups worldwide, and empowering them to expand Tai Chi and Qigong into modern healthcare, corporate wellness, education, penal rehabilitation, etc. WorldTaiChiDay.org's founder has presented at Folsom Maximum Security Prison, for the American Heart Association; the National Parkinson's Foundation; and the National Council on Aging. and has been a Tai Chi source for The New York Times; Wall Street Journal; BBC Radio; Prevention Magazine; and media worldwide. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day offers a vast array of free resources to help spread these health tools worldwide through www.WorldTaiChiDay.org. Our reward? A healthier, calmer nation and planet to live in. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day occurs each year because tens of thousands worldwide share a common vision of hope & healing for our planet and her people, and come together each year to organize events in over 80 nations, on the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide.
Purposes of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day:
1) To educate the world of the profound health & healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong for individuals, communities, and nations
2) To thank Chinese culture for creating and sharing these profoundly valuable gifts with the world
3) To bring together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world.
4) To give a powerful example of how the power of the internet can be used to foster global health & healing.
At times, as Angela watched in impending financial horror as Bill's 18 Tai Chi classes per week, fell to 6, 5, 4 ... Bill seemed about as rational as Richard Dreyfus's character in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," who neglected his career as he rushed to fill his house with shrubs and dirt, trying to form a vision that was just on the tip of his mind's tongue. It drove him, he felt it, and it seemed irrational. But today, because Bill and Angela walked through fear, breathed through fear, they were able to partner with tens of thousands worldwide who were ready for such a vision that would educate millions about health, healing, and mind expansion tools that could help our world profoundly.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (WTCQD) educates millions worldwide about Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits, how to find local classes, how to get the most from those classes, and we consult health care, corporate, government and educational institutions about integrating these health tools into society at all levels. In September of 2009, we were honored to be invited to provide the first in history, Tai Chi & Qigong presentation & lecture for the United States Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH), at the NIH offices in Washington D.C.. The event was postponed, but became the catalyst for a future NIH Mind-Body Week educational event.
WTCQD's annual event is both moving and inspiring, as people from over 70 nations in hundreds of cities, and all 50 US States, come together to wrap the world, in a global Tai Chi and Qigong movement. Our primary mission is personal and global health & healing. We work toward this goal by educating millions of the emerging medical research on Tai Chi and Chi Kung, explaining the nuances of Tai Chi & Chi Kung in plain language, and connecting people with local teachers. We have connected a million viewers with Tai Chi and Chi Kung teacher's local contact information worldwide via WorldTaiChiDay.org. We also provide free resources to help new Tai Chi and Chi Kung students to get the most from their local classes, while empowering teachers with helpful tools to educate their local populations, and make their job both easier and more effective. (browse this page for several tutorials we've created.) Whether you are new to Tai Chi and Chi Kung, an avid enthusiast practitioner, or a teacher/master, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has resources to help you. We help teachers to grow their classes by helping them to educate local media, business, healthcare, and educational institutions about the wonders of Tai Chi and Chi Kung . . . Providing useful tips for teachers on approaching institutions, and approaches to teaching children, learning disabled, corporate staffs, drug and penal rehabilitation clients, and others in appropriate, tangible, and effective ways.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day "One World... One Breath"

Tehran, Iran

 

 

Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

Africa

 

 

Cairo, Egypt

 

 

Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba

 

 

New York City, USA

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

 

Indonesia

 

 

Porto, Portugal

 

 

Hong Kong

 

 

Los Angeles, California USA

 

 

New Zealand