Rare Chinese martial art ‘Baguazhang’ vs. Muay Thai – does NOT last long

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Baguazhang is a Chinese traditional martial art that is not very common especially when compared to other more popular Chinese traditional arts like Tai Chi or Kung Fu.

Baguazhang is said to incorporate both striking and grappling techniques in its arsenal as well as weapons. It also claims that practitioners of the style are able to ‘flow’ in and out of the way of objects and be evasive which allegedly makes it an effective style for multiple opponents.

In this video, we see those theories put to the test as a seldom seen Baguazhang practitioner fights a Muay Thai fighter and don’t blink because it doesn’t last very long at all.

The Baguazhang practitioner is unable to ‘flow’ out of the way of anything in this fight and clearly possesses no evasive skills whatsoever.

The Muay Thai fighter absolutely demolishes him and brutally knocks him out in 10 seconds. The Chinese martial artist proves to be utterly incompetent when it comes to fighting ability and this video, unfortunately, is really a great example of the ineffectiveness of traditional martial arts.

But does that mean traditional martial arts have no value whatsoever though? No. Traditional martial arts may not be anywhere close as effective as their more modern, practical counterparts but they still have some use. Traditional martial arts can help instill discipline, respect, and confidence and can be a great way for kids to get their start in the martial arts and many high-level MMA fighters come from traditional martial arts backgrounds.

Baguazhang (Chinese: 八卦掌; pinyin: Bāguà Zhǎng) is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school, the other two being Taijiquan and Xing Yi Quan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice (or neijia quan). Bāguà zhǎng literally means “eight trigram palm,” referring to the trigrams of the I Ching (Yijing), one of the canons of Taoism. [Source: Wiki]

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