lineage-yangbanhou-leftYang Ban-hou

Family name:                          Yang  楊班侯
Born:                                       1837 Guangfu, Hebei, China
Allegedly Died:                       1890 (aged 52–53)
Style:                                        Yang-style taijiquan
Notable students:                   Yang Shaohou (杨少侯), Wu Quanyou (吴全佑), Wang Jiaoyu (王矯宇)

Yang Pan-hou or Yang Banhou (1837—1890) was an influential teacher of t’ai chi ch’uan (taijiquan) in Ch’ing dynasty China, known for his bellicose temperament.[1][2]


He was the senior son of Yang Lu-ch’an to survive to adulthood. Like his father, he was retained as a martial arts instructor by the Chinese Imperial family.[2][3] He eventually became the formal teacher of Wu Ch’uan-yu (Wu Quanyou), a Manchu Banner cavalry officer of the Palace Battalion.[2] Wu Ch’uan-yu’s son, Wu Chien-ch’uan (Wu Jianquan), also a Banner officer, became known as the co-founder (along with his father) of the Wu-style t’ai chi ch’uan.[3] Yang Pan-hou’s younger brother Yang Chien-hou was a well known teacher of Yang-style t’ai chi ch’uan as well.[2] Yang Pan-hou’s son, Yang Shao-p’eng (1875-1938) was also a t’ai chi teacher.

Yang Ban Hou taught Wu Gong Yi the basics of our Taijiquan when he was in in his teen years this is the reason he is at the beginning of our thread of lineage.