About this blog



Xing Yi San Ti Shi

Hello! I’m Graham Barlow a Yang style Tai Chi Chuan practitioner and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, based in the UK.

I also practice Chi Kung, Choy Lee Fut and Xing Yi. Read interviews with me about my martial arts background here and here.

I appeared on Ken Gullette’s Fighting Arts Podcast in 2018 where I talked about integrating Tai Chi and BJJ.

With this blog my aim is to is provide quality information on martial arts in general and specifically the arts I practice: Tai Chi Chuan and Brazilian JiuJitsu mixed with some XingYi and Choy Lee Fut. All the opinions are my own and don’t reflect on other people.



Graham purple belt (1)I create this blog for free, but it takes time to write, and I would like to be able to expand it into a fully featured resource on martial arts including more instruction.

If you like my work then please donate to help fund me to make more of it!

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Copyright information

All the writing here is my own work. You are NOT free to reproduce my work anywhere online or in print without written permission from the owner of this site. Get in touch and we’ll talk about it!

Social and other projects

You can find The Tai Chi Notebook on Facebook and Twitter.

I also run The BJJ Notebook.

I also have a podcast I run with my Xing Yi teacher Damon Smith called Heretics.


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