TITRE 2 georgia 24

2) THE BIRTH OF THE NATURAL METHOD

1903 : The first ideas

Hébert already has some ideas about men’s physical training. He wants a training that would be:
     - complete
          - natural
               - utilitarian


He is a close friend of DEMENY and COUBERTIN (the modern Olympic game initiator). He clearly stands against  the official training method of the french army  called the Joinville school or the Swedish method (analytical muscular movements, carried out statically) 

He submits a plan to reform the teaching of "gymnastics" to the navy authorities. It is a success. The french Navy assigns him to the training of the french marine commandos in Lorient city. 


The adventure begins...

An utilitarian method....
Georges Hébert ...and his swimming sailors!​
Georges Hébert... reproducing the 'discobole"

1907 : First book