Jade Moon Tai Chi
Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
Yang Lu-ch'an passed on his art to:
His second son, the oldest son to live to maturity, Yang Pan-hou (1837-1890), who was also retained as a martial arts instructor by the Chinese Imperial family. Yang Pan-hou became the formal teacher of Wu Ch'uan-yu (Wu Quanyou), a Manchu Banner cavalry officer of the Palace Battalion, even though Yang Lu-ch'an was Wu Ch'uan-yu's first t'ai chi ch'uan teacher. Wu Ch'uan-yu became Yang Pan-hou's first disciple. Wu Ch'uan-yu'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.
His third son Yang Chien-hou (Jianhou) (1839-1917), who passed it to his sons, Yang Shao-hou (1862-1930) and Yang Chengfu (1883-1936).
Wu Yu-hsiang (Wu Yuxiang, 1813-1880), who also developed his own Wu/Hao-style, which eventually, after three generations, led to the development of Sun-style t'ai chi ch'uan. Yang Chengfu removed the vigorous fa jìn (release of power) from the Hand (solo) Form, as well as the energetic jumping, stamping, and other abrupt movements in order to emphasise the Da jia (large frame style), but retained them in the Weapons (sword, saber, staff and spear) forms.[The Hand Form has slow, steady, expansive and soft movements suitable for general practitioners. Thus, Yang Chengfu is largely responsible for standardising and popularising the Yang-style t'ai chi ch'uan widely practised today.