Yang Pan-hou

Yang Pan-hou (Yang Banhou, 楊班侯, 1837-1890) was an influential teacher of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Ch'ing dynasty China, known for his bellicose temperament. [cite book|last=Wile|first=Douglas|title=Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions|publisher=Sweet Ch'i Press|date=1983|isbn=978-0912059013] cite book|last=Wile|first=Douglas|title=Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture)|publisher=State University of New York Press|date=1995|isbn=978-0791426548] 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.cite book|last=Wile|first=Douglas|title=Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture)|publisher=State University of New York Press|date=1995|isbn=978-0791426548] [cite magazine|last=Yip|first=Y. L.|title=A Perspective on the Development of Taijiquan – Qi, The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness Vol. 8 No. 3|publisher= Insight Graphics Publishers |date=Autumn 1998|ISSN=1056-4004] He eventually became the formal teacher of Wu Ch'uan-yü (Wu Quanyou), a Manchu Banner cavalry officer of the Palace Battalion.cite book|last=Wile|first=Douglas|title=Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture)|publisher=State University of New York Press|date=1995|isbn=978-0791426548] Wu Ch'uan-yü's son, Wu Chien-ch'üan (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. [cite magazine|last=Yip|first=Y. L.|title=A Perspective on the Development of Taijiquan – Qi, The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness Vol. 8 No. 3|publisher= Insight Graphics Publishers |date=Autumn 1998|ISSN=1056-4004] Yang Pan-hou's younger brother Yang Chien-hou was a well known teacher of Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan as well.cite book|last=Wile|first=Douglas|title=Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture)|publisher=State University of New York Press|date=1995|isbn=978-0791426548] Yang Pan-hou's son, Yang Shao-p'eng (1875-1938) was also a T'ai Chi teacher. [cite magazine|last=Yip|first=Y. L.|title=A Perspective on the Development of Taijiquan – Qi, The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness Vol. 8 No. 3|publisher= Insight Graphics Publishers |date=Autumn 1998|ISSN=1056-4004]

Yang Pan-hou taught Wang Jiao-Yu his father's Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan form, Wang Jiao-Yu taught Kuo Lien Ying this original Yang style form.

Family tree

This family tree is not comprehensive.

LEGENDARY FIGURES
Zhang Sanfeng* circa 12th century NEI CHIA
Wang Zongyue* T'AI CHI CH'ÜAN
THE 5 MAJOR CLASSICAL FAMILY STYLES
Chen Wangting 1600-1680 9th generation Chen CHEN STYLE
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Chen Changxing Chen Youben 1771-1853 14th generation Chen circa 1800s 14th generation Chen Chen Old Frame Chen New Frame

Yang Lu-ch'an Chen Qingping 1799-1872 1795-1868 YANG STYLE Chen Small Frame, Zhao Bao Frame

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Yang Pan-hou Yang Chien-hou Wu Yu-hsiang 1837-1892 1839-1917 1812-1880 Yang Small Frame | WU/HAO STYLE
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Wu Ch'uan-yü Yang Shao-hou Yang Ch'eng-fu Li I-yü 1834-1902 1862-1930 1883-1936 1832-1892
Yang Small Frame Yang Big Frame
Wu Chien-ch'üan | Hao Wei-chen 1870-1942 Yang Shou-chung 1849-1920 WU STYLE 1910-1985
108 Form
Sun Lu-t'ang Wu Kung-i 1861-1932 1900-1970 SUN STYLE

Wu Ta-kuei Sun Hsing-i 1923-1972 1891-1929

Note to Family tree table

Names denoted by an asterisk are legendary or semilegendary figures in the lineage, which means their involvement in the lineage, while accepted by most of the major schools, isn't independently verifiable from known historical records.

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