Dear IHQF Members and related organizations,
Considering the situation that the Covid-19 pandemic is still spreading globally, and Japan has implemented a "state of emergency" in many places, to ensure the safety and health of people, after the application of All Japan Health Qigong Union and the discussion of IHQF Executive Board, we make the following decision: the 9th World Health Qigong Tournament, which was scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan on August, 2021, will be cancelled.
Although the decision is made based on the force majeure of the pandemic outbreak, we still regret for the inconvenience to the organizer and participants. We sincerely thank the organizer, All Japan Health Qigong Union, for their great efforts and hard work in preparing for this event. At the same time, the Executive Board decides to give the priority for the next World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange to All Japan Health Qigong Union as the organizer. To adapt to the new situation of normalization of the pandemic, IHQF will consider actively preparing for online Health Qigong exchange and competition this year. The specific plan will be announced later.
Thank you for your support and understanding! Let us unite and overcome difficulties together to win the pandemic! Wish everyone good luck and safety, and look forward to meeting you soon!
International Health Qigong Federation