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While the Tan Kwai fragrance was blending into the cool autumn breeze, 86 representatives of 52 community organizations from 33 countries and regions were gathering in Hangzhou, China. They were there to participate in the inaugural meeting of the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF), which is headquartered in Beijing, the capital of China.

Xiaomin, Vice Chairman of the China National Olympic Committee & Vice-Chairman of the China Sports Federation was elected as President of the IHQF. Vice-Chairman Ji Yunxi of the China Health Qigong Federation, Chairman Cohen of the French Oriental Cultural Center, Chairman Pierre of the Belgian Health Qigong Association, Chairman Li Shudong of the United State of America Health Qigong Federation, and Chairman Li Rongfu of the Cuban Health Qigong Association, were all elected as Vice-Chairmen of IHQF.  Vice Chairman Wang Lan of the China Health Qigong Association was elected as Secretary-General of the IHQF.

Xiaomin, the first president of the International Health Qigong Federation, mentioned that the purpose of establishing IHQF was to integrate power throughout all national sport associations, striving to make this sport recognized worldwide.  This sport has undoubtedly opened up new ways that are beneficial to mankind.

Health Qigong, originally a unique Chinese traditional physical fitness regimen, has been practiced by health Qigong lovers and admirers more and more around the world. Unlike Western sports that advocate the fierce, fast, and a great deal of energy, the emphasis of Qigong is on the mixture of mind, Qi, and form that are integrated as a comprehensive exercise, using soft, slow, static and dynamic combinations as distinctive features.

At the 14th World Sport that was held in Beijing in September 2011, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) President Rogge honored the Chinese Health Qigong event with the "Development and Promotion Award". Dolby, the IOC Sports Director, said that anyone who participated in Health Qigong played an active role in the promotion of physical and mental health of the people; the concept of Qigong served to advocate a harmonious society.

The establishment of the International Health Qigong Federation has been a continuing trend of the Chinese Health Qigong Association for many years under the overseas promotion project. There are 56 Health Qigong community organizations that have been established in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Between them, over 1200 people have earned their technical Dan (level) and five International Exchanges Competitions have taken place. The focus on international, standardized, and authoritative Health Qigong promotion activities will be planned after the establishment of IHQF.  By the year 2020, we expect to reach 100 million Health Qigong participants of which 1 million will earn some sort of technical grade Dan by competing in the Biennially Exchange Competition of the International Health Qigong. In the proclamation by the Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Peng, he congratulated the establishment of IHQF and indicated that it has already entered into world sports and brought exchanges and cooperation to a new stage of development.

Sources of information (People's Daily)

Translated by Lisa Cheung, Secretary-General of the United States Health Qigong Federation

人民网: http://sports.people.com.cn/n/2012/0921/c14820-19076332-2.html

CZTV: http://sport.cztv.com/xianchang/kuaibo/news/2012/09/2012-09-213572475.html

SOHU: http://sports.sohu.com/20120921/n353713187.shtml

体育总局: http://www.sport.gov.cn/n16/n33193/n33223/n35169/n2319991/3446070.html

世界日报: 国际健身气功联合会在杭州成立-李书东老师当选为副主席
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秋风送爽,丹桂飘香。来自33个国家和地区、共52个社团组织的86 名代表相聚中国杭州,参加国际健身气功联合会成立大会。中国奥委会副主席、中华全国体育总会副主席晓敏当选为国际健身气功联合会主席,中国健身气功协会主席冀运希、法国东方文化中心主席柯文、比利时健身气功协会主席皮埃尔、美国健身气功总会主席李书东、古巴健身气功协会李荣富主席当选为联合会副主席、中国健身气功协会王岚副主席当选为联合会秘书长。国际健身气功联合会总部设在中国首都北京。

首任国际气功联合会主席的中国奥委会副主席、中华全国体育总会副主席晓敏说,成立联合会,整合各国社团组织力量,把气功传播出去,走向国际,无疑是对世界群众体育项目的内涵和外延的拓展,无疑是开辟了造福人类健康幸福的新途径。

健身气功作为一项源于中国的传统体育项目,一种独特的健身养生方法,已经受到越来越多的世界各地健身气功爱好者的喜爱和推崇。有别于西方体育提倡的激烈、快速、大运动量,健身气功重视人的意、气、形的综合锻炼,柔和、缓慢、动静结合是其鲜明特色。

2011年9月在北京召开的第十四届世界群众体育大会上,国际奥委会主席罗格给中国健身气功项目颁发了“发展与促进”奖,国际奥委会体育部主任杜比说,健身气功项目能够获此殊荣,是因为这是每个人都能参与、几乎不受任何条件限制的体育项目,对促进人的身心健康、社会和谐发展起着积极作用,与世界群众体育倡导的理念是一致的。

国际健身气功联合会的成立是中国健身气功协会多年来在海外推广的必然趋势。目前在欧洲、美洲、澳洲和亚洲地区已经成立了56个健身气功社团组织;1200多人获得技术等级段位;举办了5次国际交流比赛大会。国际健身气功联合会成立之后,将致力于健身气功推广活动的国际化、规范化和权威性。预计在2020年前世界习练健身气功者将达到100万人左右,其中1万人获得技术等级段位。每两年举办一次国际健身气功交流比赛大会。正如中国奥委会主席刘鹏给大会发来的贺辞所言,国际健身气功联合会成立,标志着健身气功已经步入世界体育运动舞台,标志着健身气功国际交流合作进入一个新的发展阶段。

资讯来源(人民网)

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