Mr Dewey is a very prolific Youtuber™ and I have watched many of the clips on his channel. He seems like an objective, experienced and mature commentator with a great deal of relevant competitive fighting experience. Mr. Dewey runs a MMA gym in Shanghai and as a fighter obviously knows his stuff as do the others appearing in this clip,
For the purposes of their discussion, they filmed some free sparring [light contact] and one of those participating is identified as being a baguazhang practitioner. The discussion particularly addresses the issues of using the open hand vs the fist which is often a popular topic when discussing the differences between Chinese internal styles and the more forceful hard styles.
I found it very interesting in its general analysis of the several clips of open-handed sparring and in particular how bagua can be effective at close quarters. That certainly resonated with me as a long-term bagua practitioner and instructor. This type of demonstration and analysis of actual usage is head-and-shoulders above the usual tripe passed off as bagua applications on social media.
Watch the whole thing [it's worth it] especially for bagua practitioners interested in the self-defence aspects of that discipline
N.B. I've never met Mr. Dewey and have no other reason for recommending his channel and this particular video except that it offers something of value to those who care about their martial training -- whether it be on a recreational or professional level.
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