Yang Jianhou

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Yang Jianhou
Born1839 (1839)
Died1917 (aged 77–78)
StyleYang-style tai chi
Notable studentsYang Chengfu
Tian Zhaolin (田兆麟)
Yang Jianhou
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Yang Jianhou (1839–1917), or Yang Chien-hou, was the younger son of the founder of Yang-style tai chi, Yang Luchan, and a well known teacher of the soft style martial art of tai chi.[1] Yang's older brother, Yang Banhou, was the senior of Jianhou's generation, and also an important instructor of tai chi.[2] Yang Jianhou's sons Yang Chengfu and Yang Shaohou were also famous teachers of tai chi.[1][3]

Tai chi lineage tree with Yang-style focus[edit]


  1. ^ a b Wile, Douglas (1995). Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture). State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-2654-8.
  2. ^ Wu, Kung-tsao (2006) [1980]. Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan (吳家太極拳). Chien-ch’uan T’ai-chi Ch’uan Association. ISBN 0-9780499-0-X.
  3. ^ Wile, Douglas (1983). Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions. Sweet Ch'i Press. ISBN 978-0-912059-01-3.