Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

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Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Laughing Tiger on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:59 pm

I think it was around 2008, on his website, warriorsofstillness.com , Diepersloot annouced the soon coming realease of his third book "Warriors of Perception". I liked his first two books so I began to periodically check the website for the publication date. That was, as stated earlier, back in 2008. After five years of the website never changing unanswered emails, Though I really don't care bout the book so much anymore, I got to ask the question. Dose anyone know; Is this guy dead, in jail, a resthome. Update your website. Take it down completely. He really needs to do something. Maybe he's A hardcore taoist who take the statement litterally. "Do nothing and Nothing will be undone".
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby chud on Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:29 am

It doesn't make a lot of sense to have a web site if you don't update it.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Bill on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:34 am

Maybe to fill a screaming void in our collective value system, our community had breathed into hypothetical existence the conception of the perfect fighter who embodies an incompatible combination of extreme traits that no human could experience at the same time without going mad, and included in that conception, as a safety mechanism, is the trait of a ghostly reclusivity so that he is never present to shatter our image of what we need him to be.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Michael on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:08 am

Is that from the gun kata oath of allegiance in "Equilibrium" (2002) with Christian Bale?
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Bill on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:49 pm

No, just something I copied a while ago and was waiting for a chance to use it.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby yieldingxxx on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:34 pm

Actually, about 2 years ago I think it was, Jan finally replied to my email telling me the book would be available soon but haven't seen or heard anything of him since then. Still hasn't come out afaik.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby everything on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:56 pm

Bill wrote:No, just something I copied a while ago and was waiting for a chance to use it.


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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Doc Stier on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:08 pm

Bill wrote:Maybe to fill a screaming void in our collective value system, our community had breathed into hypothetical existence the conception of the perfect fighter who embodies an incompatible combination of extreme traits that no human could experience at the same time without going mad, and included in that conception, as a safety mechanism, is the trait of a ghostly reclusivity so that he is never present to shatter our image of what we need him to be.

Nice! What's not to like?

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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby KEND on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:59 pm

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Jan Diepersloot has been studying the meditative martial arts, since 1975. His teachers have been among the best known and most respected in the field, including Fong Ha, Han Xingyuan, Yu Penxi, Cai Songfang. and Sam Tam. He has been teaching the internal martial arts since 1981, and is the founder and Director of Qi Works in Walnut Creek, California. His Warriors of Stillness books have become classics in the field.

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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Taste of Death on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:08 pm

Jan's new book "Masters of Perception" is in print.
"It was already late. Night stood murkily over people, and no one else pronounced words; all that could be heard was a dog barking in some alien village---just as in olden times, as if it existed in a constant eternity." Andrey Platonov
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Laughing Tiger on Wed May 07, 2014 10:04 am

Fwiw; My opinion, the book is a piece of crap. The guy is all over the place; Nueorolgy, psycholgy, physiology, with little or nothing to do with zhan zhuang or IMA. As a matter of fact most of the stuff was pulled from other books. Fifteen years in the making... Bullshit!!! I bet it didn't take 15 days to throw this crap together.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Taste of Death on Wed May 07, 2014 11:53 am

Laughing Tiger wrote:Fwiw; My opinion, the book is a piece of crap. The guy is all over the place; Nueorolgy, psycholgy, physiology, with little or nothing to do with zhan zhuang or IMA. As a matter of fact most of the stuff was pulled from other books. Fifteen years in the making... Bullshit!!! I bet it didn't take 15 days to throw this crap together.


Jan doesn't have "it" so he doesn't understand what he's writing about. If it's not a quote from one of the masters he writes about then it should be disregarded.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Laughing Tiger on Wed May 07, 2014 12:01 pm

Loved his first two books. But this one was a total stinker...
I guess that's why I was so disappointed with this one.
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby Dale Dugas on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:27 pm

I thought he was writing a baguazhang book.

Maybe Dong Hai Chuan was resurrected and had a talk with him.....
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Re: Is Jan Diepersloot Dead?

Postby yeniseri on Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:29 pm

Laughing Tiger wrote:Fwiw; My opinion, the book is a piece of crap. The guy is all over the place; Nueorolgy, psycholgy, physiology, with little or nothing to do with zhan zhuang or IMA. As a matter of fact most of the stuff was pulled from other books. Fifteen years in the making... Bullshit!!! I bet it didn't take 15 days to throw this crap together.


I like his book concept of explanation of the elements of zhanzhaung in its essence.
As a book, it did what it was purported to do and that is to give an all round expositon but again,. the actual skill is 'limited' and 'rare' only because it is rarely taught.
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