Next May 30th & 31st, 2019, taking benefit from the 10th Anniversary of the obstacles runway of Sport’nat® Esneux celebrated on June 1st and 2nd, we invite you to join us of a two-days brainstorming seminar with intense reflexions.
This question deserves a precise and collective treatment, and can not be resolve in a snap… Referring for example to the works of Hébert, or by mocking a little stupidly on practices “issues” of his work (paléofitness, movnat, parkour and other variants).
It is by responding in as much detail as possible that we will build a functional identity. It is by answering together that we will put ourselves in a position to take into account the richness of the practices of each of us.
Without trying to lock up each other in a doctrinal straitjacket that would impoverish our practices, we will try to reach a “lowest common denominator” that allows us to state clearly who we are, while leaving us free to experiment and to evolve the method, as Hébert wished it himself:
“If the doctrinal principle of the natural method: “to use the gestures which are those of our kind to acquire the complete physical development” remains intangible, on the other hand its application, that is to say the way of working or method of work is, as we have always pointed out, essentially perfectible by experience, observation, reasoned control of results.
Some work processes, pedagogical and technical, which were novelties at the beginning of the application of the natural method (sustained and continuous work, freedom of action, work only in flexibility, nudity, continuous alternation of efforts …) are now passed in the current domain and admitted as obvious. “
It is only logical that the Collective will be entrusted the final answer, which we hope enlightening enough to be used by all, in all the countries where the “Méthode Naturelle” is practiced or will be.
To feed the thought, we open a call for contributions to anyone who has an answer to propose. These contributions, which will take any form that you wish, will enrich the group’s thought and make it possible to take into account the elements brought by you.