Grandmaster Yang Jun

Born in 1968 in Taiyuan, Master Yang Jun is the 6th Generation descendant of the creator of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Son of Yang Dao Fang and grandson of Master Yang Zhen Duo, Yang Jun is the future bearer of the Yang Family heritage.
Master Yang Jun began his training with Master Yang Zhen Duo when he was only 5 years old. He is proficient in Tai Chi Chuan, Sword, Saber, Push Hands, and many other forms of Tai Chi. Beginning in 1982 when they went to Singapore, Master Yang Zhen Duo has taken Yang Jun with him whenever he traveled abroad to teach. Now, after nearly twenty years and dozens of seminars around the world, Yang Jun has become a teacher in his own right. His skill is unquestioned. His forms seamlessly combine softness with hardness, finesse with flair, and restraint with expression.

Since 1995, Yang Jun has served as the Vice President of Operations and Training of the Shanxi Province Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association with over 30,000 members in his hometown province of Shanxi. In October 1998 Yang Jun created the International Association and has served as President since. In August of 1999 Yang Jun moved to Seattle with his wife Fang Hong to formally begin working for the International Association and to establish a school in Seattle. Yang Jun represents the first member of the Yang Family to live outside of China.

Master Yang Jun graduated from Shanxi University in 1989 with a degree in physical education. In 1995 the Chinese WuShu Academy recognized him as a famous WuShu master in Shanxi Province. In 1996 he was certified as the highest level national judge and served as the head judge at the 1998 National Tai Chi Chuan Competition in China.

Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu

Yang Chengfu, 1883-1936 is historically considered the best known teacher of the style of Taijiquan.
He was born into the famous Yang Taijiquan family, the son of Yang Chienhou and grandson of Yang Luchan.

With his older brother Yang Shaohou, he was among the first teachers to offer Taijiquan instruction to the general public at the Beijing Physical Culture Research Institute from 1914 until 1928. He moved to Shanghai in 1928. He is known for having "smoothed" out the somewhat more vigorous training routine he learned from his family as well as emphasizing a "large frame" or "Da Jia " with expansive movements in stepping and using large circular motions with the arms. His smooth, evenly-paced large frame form has been the standard for Yang style Taijiquan.

His sons have continued to teach their father's Taijiquan, including
- his first son, the late Yang Zhenming (1910-1985), who brought Yang style Tai Chi Chuan to Hong Kong,
- his second son Yang Zhenji (born 1921), and
- his third son, Yang Zhenduo ( born 1926), living in Shanxi Province, who is widely considered the most prominent of the Yang family Tai Chi Chuan instructors living today.

Grandmaster Yang Jian Hou

Yang Jianhou (1839-1917), was the younger son of the founder of Yang style Taijiquan, Yang Luchan, and a well known teacher of the soft style martial art of Taijiquan in late Qing dynasty China.

Yang Chienhou's sons Yang Chengfu and Yang Shaohou were also famous teachers of Taijiquan.