Yang Lu Chan passed his art to his students and sons, for example his second son, Yang Pan-hou, was also retained as a martial arts instructor by the Chinese Imperial family. Also his third son Yang Chien-hou, passed it to his sons, Yang Shao-hou, and Yang Cheng-fu.

Yang Cheng-fu removed the vigorous, energetic jumping, stamping, and other abrupt movements to emphasise Tai Chi. This style has slow, steady, expansive and soft movements suitable for general practitioners. Thus, Yang Cheng-fu is largely responsible for standardizing and popularizing the Yang style tai chi widely practised today. Yang Cheng-fu moved to Shanghai in the 1920s, teaching there until the end of his life.
His descendants such as Yang Zhenduo are still teaching in schools associated with their family internationally. The Chinese Wushu Academy recognized Master Yang Zhenduo in 1996 as one of the top 100 Wushu Masters in China.