World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Italy and the World

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Italy and the World - Authors: Bill & Angela Wong Douglas, Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Because of the work of pioneers, like Italy’s “Tai Chi Online”, a global Tai Chi & Qigong educational event has been able to spread across the planet.

In 2017, the Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day are planning to visit Italy, one of the first nations in the world to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in a massive way. The World Tai Chi Day organizers in Cameroon, Africa, and then Tunisia, North Africa, are hosting Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas, the Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in 2017 to come and attend and speak at their African WTCQD events. Following World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017, the event’s Founders intend to visit Italy, and perhaps have a chance to meet with and speak to Italian Tai Chi and Qigong groups and enthusiasts while they are in Italy.

Italian Embassy in Beijing, China celebrates World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Italian Embassy in Beijing, China celebrates World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

The Italian Embassy in Beijing, China was one of the first Embassies or Consulates to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Since then, the Chinese and Indian Embassies supported the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event in Egypt, and the US Consulate in Hong Kong was helpful in connecting with local officials in Hong Kong, and government bodies and officials worldwide have supported, and even officially proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their cities, states, or nations, including: 22 US state’s governors; the senates of Puerto Rico, California; New York, etc.; and the National Congress of Brazil. Government Sports and Health agencies and ministries in the UK, Italy, and other nations have supported World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’s global health education project.

See following image of Brazil’s Congress (National Council of Deputies) officially recognizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Brazil, and what Tai Chi and Qigong offer Brazil’s citizens.

Brazil’s Congress

Tai Chi & Qigong Day in the world

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’s motto is “One World … One Breath,” and it connects people all over the planet, to come together as one to focus on personal and global health and healing. In 2016 China’s global news network CCTV’s South Africa Bureau covered this mass global event.

China’s global CCTV News Covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpcE6gzTuNw

For 17 years, mass Tai Chi and Qigong exhibitions and teach-ins have been held worldwide. The event began in Kansas City, USA 18 years ago, when 200 people gathered to play Tai Chi together on the lawn of the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. At that time, mounting medical research on how Tai Chi could help with many major health issues was largely unknown to the public. So, Tai Chi teachers, Bill & Angela Douglas, decided to create a public spectacle that the media could not resist covering. They planned to use that media attention to share information on the medical research on Tai Chi.

Bill Douglas

Bill Douglas (above) leading the first ever, World Tai Chi Day event in Kansas City

This event of 200 people playing Tai Chi together was picked up by CNN News. Then other Tai Chi groups contacted the Kansas City organizers, saying they too wanted to participate. World Tai Chi Day was born. Then Roger Jahnke, a Founder of the NQA (National Qigong Association) suggested the event be called World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, to include Qigong groups as well.

Today, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held each year in 100s of cities in over 80 nations, including many events across Italy. See videos of events worldwide, followed by photos and videos of Italy’s many World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events, and Italian media coverage.

 

One World ... One Breath

Tehran, Iran – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016 Jerusalem, Israel – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Latin America’s Nations – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Havana, Cuba’s – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Uruguay – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Porto, Portugal – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Tunisia, North Africa – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Indonesia – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Antwerp, Belgium – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Cairo, Egypt – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
New York City – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Hong Kong – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Auckland, New Zealand – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016
MACEDONIA - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016 MINSK, BELARUS - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016
ENSENADA, BAJA, MEXICO – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Cordoba, Argentina – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Santiago, Chile – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Brazil, Niteroi – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Singapore – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day


And World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been celebrated across Italy, and has been covered by Italian newspapers and television.

Florence, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Florence, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Taichi Day From italy, Roma

Hi Bill & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, World Taichi Day From italy, Roma. Very good!!!!!
Resp. De Cave Nazzareno. Ostia Lido, organizzato da GYMSENG ( www.gymseng.it ) Italia

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – Rome, Italy

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – Rome, Italy

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – Rome, Italy - People practising Tai Chi

Newspaper - Martial Arts

Newspaper - Title: Sempione Park meditation is green

Newspaper - Title: The "slow" martial art of city warriors

Newspaper - Title: Tai Chi

Newspaper - Title: A lesson of Taoist disciplines

Newspaper - Health with Tai Chi

Newspaper - Title: Festival of Tai Chi in parks

Newspaper: Title: Taiji Day

Tai Chi in Italy

  • "I hope to continue [promoting World Tai Chi & Qigong Day] in Italy and in Europe [with] all Tai chi group[s]"
    Walter Lorini, President PWKA CLUB ITALY

  • Hi Bill & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, In Milano we where about 400 people, Master Chu King Hung, fifth generation Yang family with wtcqd t-shirt in the hands. Some cakes and me on the right. I hope you are happy for this important day.
    Bye
    Carlo lopez

  • Also, World Chi Kung and Tai Chi Day phots from: Centro Addestramento Arti Marziali (C.A.A.M.) Milano - Italy

  • Dear Mr. Bill Douglas & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Great Success in Italy for Taichi days, I send you some pictures , only in my organization more of 500 hundred people take part at this world day in Milan City
    Walter Lorini, President PWKA CLUB ITALY

Milan, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Milan, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Newspaper - Title: When feeling good is a martial art

Newspaper - Title: The first time? Appointment to the Park

Italy, Milano - Tai Chi for Senior Citizens
Milano Istituto Girola by Maurizio Gandini d.t. L'Airone-crdt.it
over 60 of istituto Girola Milano.

Italy, Milano - Tai Chi for Senior Citizens

People who are practising Tai Chi

Find more photos from Milano's event at:
http://www.itcca.it/web_gallery/wtcqd_2016_milano/index.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/agnul/sets/72057594135941216/

World tai ji quan & qi gong day on Prato, Toscana Italia

World tai ji quan & qi gong day on Prato, Toscana Italia
Associazione Neidan Soleluna via Rinaldesca, 3 - 59100 Prato - Master Alfredo Albiani

Florence, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Florence, Italy – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2YdcfQbD3c

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Tai Chi and Qigong Mondo Giorno Covered by National Italian Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfLQBcFL1g

You can learn more about World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, or contact its founders at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org.