Unlocking the Elbow Gate, Part 3

“Unlocking the Elbow Gate,” Part 1 and Part 2, were written to bring attention to the most underrated of the Eight Bamen (gates, or energies) of taijiquan. The Chinese name is zhou (pronounced “joe,” with the “j” sound having a...

Unlocking the Elbow Gate Part 1

There is a secret source of taiji power that is buried in plain sight. You actually have two of them, standard issue for most humans, and you have most likely been unaware of the vast potential they hold. Elbows. “Elbows?! You gotta be kidding me!”...