TCSociety Lineage

Our Lineage


Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872), also known as Yang Fu Kui, is considered the founder of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan.

Yang Chien-Hou (1839-1917), Yang Lu-chan’s third son, learned Tai Chi later in life, but he became an accomplished master. He passed on the family tradition to his two sons Yang Shao-Hou and Yang Cheng-Fu

Yang Ban-Hou (1837-1892), was the second child of Yang Lu Chan and started training in Tai Chi at a very young age. Bellicose by nature, Ban-Hou had very few disciples and therefore did not pass the family tradition.

Yang Shao-Hou (1862-1930) was famous for overcoming strong attacks with soft movements, adapting himself to others’ movements and following up with quick attacks, using the motion of “sudden connection” to defeat the opponent with surprise attacks.

Yang Cheng-Fu (1883-1936) [also known as Yang Ch’eng-pu and Yang Chao-ch’ing] is largely responsible for the popular transmission of the Yang Family Style to many people in the east and west.

Hsiung Yang-Ho (1886-1984) was a famous Tai Chi master in Taiwan and a student of Yang Shao-Hou, who passed on his knowledge to T.C. Hou.

T.C. Hou is the founder and main instructor of the T.C. Society

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