Yang Ban-hou was an influential teacher of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in China, known for his bellicose temperament. He was the senior son of Yang Lu-ch'an to survive to adulthood. Like his father, he was retained as a martial arts instructor by the . He eventually became the of Wu Ch'uan-yü , a Manchu cavalry officer of the Palace Battalion. Wu Ch'uan-yü's son, Wu Chien-ch'üan , also a Banner officer, became known as the co-founder of the Wu style T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Yang Pan-hou's younger brother Yang Chien-hou was a well known teacher of Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan as well. Yang Pan-hou's son, Yang Shao-p'eng was also a T'ai Chi teacher.
Yang Ban-hou taught Wang Jiao-Yu his father's Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan form, Wang Jiao-Yu taught Kuo Lien Ying this original Yang style form.