Capturing the world's imagination
Over 20 years of working with Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts and groups worldwide, government bodies, media, and public and private health institutions, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has captured the world's imagination. Our vision of a clearer, calmer, healthier planet that is possible by spreading Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-Body practices into society at all levels, has been recognized worldwide. Harvard researchers initiated a series of tai chi as medicine lectures in recognition of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (held annually in over 80 nations).
Our work team
Bill Douglas is the founder and webmaster, content writer, video producer, and media director for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Bill studied Art and later Sociology at Kansas State University at Ft. Hays, until smitten by Angela Wong. Bill then moved to California with her. A good move, not just because he got to hang out with Angela for the next 30 years, but also because that was where he discovered Tai Chi & Qigong nearly 30 years ago. Bill served as a retirement funds, payroll, and human resources administrator for several international corporations, before a career in environmental, voting rights, and human rights organizing, until eventually Bill began teaching Tai Chi and Qigong. Then the idea of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day struck like a lightening bolt, and he's been almost a full time WTCQD organizer ever since, scrambling to keep up with the growth of this global health & healing phenomenon, which has captured the world's imagination. Bill and Angela are the co-founders of WTCQD.
Angela Wong Douglas
Angela Wong Douglas is the Business Manager of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's international organizing center at WorldTaiChiDay.org. Angela has a Business Management Degree from the University of Kansas at Ft. Hays, and has donated years of her time and expertise to the cause of building a global family of Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts and teachers to educate the world about Tai Chi & Qigong. Angela's first exposure to Tai Chi was when her Mommie used to play Tai Chi in their garden atop the hills behind Hong Kong Stadium, over looking downtown Hong Kong's Causeway Bay business district. Since then Angela learned the Guang Ping long form, the Mulan basic, Mulan Fan, and Mulan Sword styles, and has dabbled a bit with the Chen Style. Bill and Angela are co-founders of WTCQD.
Dr. CJ Rhoads
Dr. CJ Rhoads is a profoundly accomplished educator on many
Over 22 US Governors, senates, legislatures, and government official bodies in many nations have officially proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their states and nations, including the National Congress of Brazil; the Senate of Puerto Rico, California, and New York.Learn more
Our long term vision is to see Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-Body practices become part of public education worldwide. In a few short years we could dramatically reduce national health costs, reduce violence in school and society, and improve global productivity and prosperity according to scientific research.Learn more
Tai Chi in the News!
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has touched millions by expanding global awareness of emerging medical research, which has been covered by media worldwide. WorldTaiChiDay.org has become a source for such diverse institutions as the United States Department of Corrections and the University of Kansas Health System.Learn more