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The second generation of Yang Style practitioners consist mainly of his immediate family, his neighbors in Yongnian County as well as nobles within the Manchu court.  Some of them in turn started their own branches of Yang style based on their encounter with the great Yang Fu Kui. His second son, Yang Yu (楊鈺, Ban Hou 楊班侯, 1837-1892), is considered to be the lineage holder for this generation.




 
 Contents
 1.  First
 2.  Second
 3.  Third
 4.  Fourth
 5.  Fifth
 6.  Sixth
 7.  Seventh


The Students

The second generation of Yang Style practitioners consist mainly of his immediate family, his neighbors in Yongnian County as well as nobles within the Manchu court.  Some of them in turn started their own branches of Yang style based on their encounter with the great Yang Fu Kui. His second son, Yang Yu (楊鈺, Ban Hou 楊班侯, 1837-1892), is considered to be the lineage holder for this generation.

  • Chen Xiu –Feng
  • Fu Zhou (富周)
  • Gong Tian Ren
  • Hsu Yu Sheng
  • Ling Shan (凌山)
  • Quan You (全佑)
  • Wang Jiao-Yu (1836-1939)
  • Wang Lan Ting (王蘭亭, 王矫宇)
  • Wu Ch’eng-ch’ing (武澄清)
  • Wu Juch’ing (武汝清)
  • Wu Yu Xiang (武河清)
  • Yang Qi (楊錤, 楊鳳侯)
  • Yang Yu (楊鈺, 楊班侯)
  • Yang Jian (楊鑑,楊健侯)
  • 侯得山
  • 纪子修
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(Yang Ban Hou)

Yang Ban Hou (楊班侯)

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.


Wu Family (武)

Wu Yu-hsiang (武禹襄 Wu Yuxiang, 1812-1880) was a Chinese t’ai chi ch’uan teacher and government official active during the late Ch'ing dynasty.  Wu was a scholar from a wealthy and influential family who became a senior student (along with his two older brothers Wu Ch'eng-ch'ing 武澄清 and Wu Ju-ch'ing 武汝清) of Yang Lu-ch'an. Wu Yu-hsiang also studied for a brief time with a teacher from the Ch'en family, Chen Ch'ing-p'ing, to whom he was introduced by Yang  Wu Yu-hsiang would synthesize his studies of the Yang and Chen style to create his own Taiji system.  This system was passed on to his nephews, Li I-yü (李亦畬, 1832-1892) and Li Ch'i-hsüan. They in turn passed on the art to Hao Wei-chen (郝為真, 1842-1920). Eventually, this system of training became to be known as Wu/Hao style t'ai chi ch'uan (武/郝氏太极拳). Hao Wei-chen subsequently taught Sun Lu-t'ang (simplified Chinese: 孙禄堂; traditional Chinese: 孫祿堂; pinyin: Sūn Lùtáng; 1860-1933) who incorporated his understanding of Xingyi and Bagua in to the the Wu/Hao training to create the Sun style t'ai chi ch'uan (孙太氏极拳).
 

Wang Lan Ting (王蘭亭)


 
 

Others

Chen Xiu Feng

According to some histories, Chen Xiu Feng was a student of Yang Ban Hou rather then Yang Lu Chan.  Regardless, he was a native of Guangu, where the Yang Family originated.  He is a friend of Li Yiyu (of Wu (Hoa) Style).  In one story, Chen Xiu Feng was instrumental in leading Yang Chen Fu to dedicate himself to perfect his family's legacy by showing how well he had understood his teachings. 
 
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