by New Worker correspondent
Londoners marked World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Charlton Park in style last weekend, joining thousands of other martial arts enthusiasts all round the world taking part in this year’s annual event. For nearly two decades tai chi has been celebrated on the last Saturday of April all over the world. Each year in hundreds of cities in over 80 countries, spanning six continents, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held around the planet all on the same day.
The event's motto is "One World... One Breath". In recent years David Dorian Ross, Tai Chi champion, and Bill Douglas, the founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, have teamed up to livestream this global phenomenon as it unfolds across the planet, dubbing this livestream project as "24 Hours of World Peace." Its goal is to educate the planet on the benefits of mind–body practices, and through the event's unfolding to provide an example of how the world can come together across racial, ethnic, religious and geo-political borders to focus on personal and global health and healing.