I checked out both videos and to be honest I haven’t tried out Darren’s way, but if Josh is not comfortable with Darren’s way then Josh should use Josh way.
In our style we use right hand/foot forward regardless of 28″ or 36″ IF we are using a 1-hand grip with the right hand. We have an above shoulder stance-right leg back (traditional Irish), a weapon forward stance ala FMA, and a 2-hand stance ala Glen Doyle which is indeed less telegraphic than the other two stances but students use the one that is best for them.
From the 2-hand stance you can launch a strike with either foot forward. Do we strike R-Hand+R-Foot/L-Hand+L-Foot or do we strike L-Hand+R-Foot/R-Hand+L-Foot? Both, it depends on our footwork and which angle we are stepping off to.