Due to the Corona Virus all events and classes are suspended until further notice.

Since our regular WTCQD event at the Asian American Resource Center is cancelled, everyone is encouraged to celebrate in their own way on Saturday.

Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, has announced an 8-hour Tai Chi/Qigong Summit from (Central time) Noon - 8pm Saturday, featuring many Tai Chi & Qigong teachers.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe during these challenging times. I would like to invite you to join me in celebrating our professional holiday - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - a cause we believe in very strongly.

For the last twenty years, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been celebrated in hundreds of cities in over 80 countries around the world on the last Saturday of April. This year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, over half the globe is under quarantine, with public gatherings banned. However, we can continue practicing and celebrating the gifts of Tai Chi and Qigong at a safe distance from each other thanks to an online summit in honor of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day that is bringing together sixteen of the most respected experts in Tai Chi and Qigong under one roof, virtually, where I have the great honor of being one of the presenters.

This will be an eight-hour marathon live broadcast running from 10 AM to 6 PM Pacific Time this Saturday, April 25th. It is dedicated to highlighting how the Internal Arts can help optimize your immunity, boost resilience, and decrease stress, even during this unprecedented worldwide health crisis. In addition to the presentations from each of the sixteen experts, there will also be four panel discussions, where the teachers will discuss the specifics of applying their respective arts in the current health climate and finding practical solutions.

The summit is free and open to the public, but optional donations are accepted and appreciated.

Please Click Here to register: https://www.qigongmasters.com

I hope you will join me and my colleagues for all or part of this unique and valuable event, as I look forward to sharing my teachings with you.

May the Qi be with you.


WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY: This annual, worldwide event promotes global health and healing.  Every year on the last Saturday in April at exactly 10 a.m. local time around the world, Tai Chi practitioners and the public perform Tai Chi with the intention of sending a wave of healing energy across the globe.  This event is currently celebrated in more than 65 countries across six continents. 

TAI CHI GOAL: Tai Chi’s goal is to strike a balance between our dynamic (male/yang) side and our receptive (female/yin) side. Men and women have both qualities and Tai Chi helps us balance them.  Tai Chi helps us let go of old self-concepts and prejudices, just as it teaches us to let go of tensions and fears. As our physical bodies relax and become more fluid, we become more flexible mentally and emotionally as well.  Tai Chi teaches the practice of letting go on a mental, emotional, and physical level with each exhale.

GENERAL BENEFITS: Tai Chi teaches inner strength while toning muscles, increasing flexibility, and boosting immune power. It is also said to reduce stress, store up energy, increase body awareness, and improve balance and coordination.

GERIATRIC FITNESS: Prevention Magazine reported that “Tai Chi may be the best exercise for people over the age of 60 … providing cardio fitness, muscle strength, and flexibility all in one simple workout that is easy on the joints.”  Tai Chi practice may help seniors avoid falls by improving balance.

CARDIOVASCUALAR BENEFIT: Research has shown that the extremely gentle low impact Tai Chi exercise can provide the same cardiovascular benefit as moderate impact aerobic exercise.

KNEE STRENGTHENING: Knee problems are a common problem as we age. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducted a study on older adults using 20 weeks of Tai Chi training. The overall findings suggest that Tai Chi training improves knee extensor strength and force control in older adults.

International World Tai Chi Day Website. 

Facebook: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Central Texas.