World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day Hosted by Water Tiger

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA

What is World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day?!?

(An Annual Event on the last Saturday in April at 10:00 AM in each time zone)

This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions. Each year, through photos and video, we witness people from different cultures, religions, and from every corner of the earth doing nothing more than breathing together in this global T'ai Chi and Qigong event. The experience is profound.

We see people's faces conveying the well-being that Qi cultivates through their minds and bodies when they take the time to breathe, and to allow calmness to pervade.

When we see that look in faces from so many different lands, we cannot help but to deeply realize that we are indeed "one world . . . one breath."

We see the tangible evidence that we are all connected by a single field of energy that physicists are now acknowledging permeates all existence.

When we all immerse ourselves in this field of energy, we open ourselves to the awareness that we are all truly connected, that we are all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing this awareness personally and globally, we may help in a subtle and quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.

Thank you for making this extraordinary event and health movement possible through your participation …

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas

Principal Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 2006*


* Edited for content and clarity from an email dated April 20, 2006.

Another message from Bill Douglas:

We are NOT in Competition for Students

The next World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018.

© 2005 - 2018 Water Tiger School

McElroy Laoshi Designated World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day Co-Creator

March 2005

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

WTC&QD Archive Gallery Links

Be sure to check out the video from our 2000 World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day - Des Moines (IA) event;

and our message from Ralph Macchio in 2010!

Water Tiger’s World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day

Recognized in eletter

November 2012

The founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day, Bill Douglas, reached out to Laoshi Laurince McElroy in October to request an article reviewing the successes of Water Tiger's event since 2001. The essay was published in's eletter on Friday, November 9, 2012.

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Water Tiger’s World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day

Sets the Organizing Standard Worldwide

According to eletter

June 2013

The founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day, Bill Douglas, praises Laoshi Laurince McElroy and “event organizers” for their annual organizational efforts in's eletter on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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Laoshi Laurince McElroy is Changing the World

According to eletter

August 2014

The founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day, Bill Douglas, refers to Laoshi Laurince McElroy as a T’ai Chi instructor who is “literally changing the world” through his efforts to organize our annual event on Long Island.

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Please note that some items in our event archive are published calling the event World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue. Water Tiger’s event was co-sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Patchogue (New York USA) from 2001 through 2017. The address of the event’s business office also changed in August 2014.