Yang Ban Hou started his teaching in his home town of Guangfu. His system comprised of the following: large frame, middle frame, small frame, fast frame, ti tui jia (lift legs frame), pao chui, liaokua baguazhang (hoist-carry 8 trigrams palm), 32 duan da (short hitting), sanshou, tuishou, da lu, taiji stake standing, taiji ball, taiji neigong as well as sabre, sword, spear etc. His system can still be found near his home town.
There were stories about the harshness of Yang Ban Hou's techniques. In one story, Banhou’s returned to Guangfu after being accepted as a martial arts instructor in the Imperial court. During Banhou hit his student Zhang Xini during his recounting of his victory against ‘Xiong county Liu’ (the chief martial arts master for Prince Gong). This technique might have lead to Zhang's death three months later. There were also stories in which Banhou accidentally killed his own daughter during a sparring match made many of his students afraid to push hands with him.
He was said to have the following students: Chen Xiufeng, Zhang Xinyi, Ji Laofu, Li Wancheng and others.
Li Wancheng ( - 1947) nicked name Li Laowan was the son of Yang Banhou's wet nurse. He trained with Ban Hou since he was young and gained considerable skills. His disciples include: Lin Jinsheng, Jia Zhixiang, Guo Zhenqing, Zhang Qi, Hao Congwen, Han Huiming, etc, most of whom went on to become well-known local teachers. Among these, only Lin Jinsheng and Jia Zhixiang learnt Banhou’s complete system.
Lin Jinsheng (1910-1986), nicknamed ‘Lin Laoyue’, was from Nanguan village, Guangfu town in Yongnian county. He past his complete system to Jia Anshu, Su Yongzhi, Chen Jianguo, Zhang Xiangkui and Guo Jianzeng.
Jia Zhixiang (1917 - ) was Li Wancheng’s youngest disciple.