But first some background …
Georges Hébert was a French physical education instructor who served in the French navy during World War one. He was stationed on the Island of Martinique in 1902 when it was devastated by a volcanic eruption. This event had a profound effect on him and would lead him to develop his personal ethos “Être fort pour être utile” translated it reads “being strong to be useful”. Being useful can range from being able to open a jar with a tight lid, helping someone move some boxes, push start a car to defending yourself or loved ones. Strength must have purpose. We shouldn’t go to the gym for the sake of going to the gym. He developed a system of physical development and training which he named “Methode Naturelle”. The idea behind the Natural method was to develop ability in the following 10 domains of movement
· Combat (defending yourself and others)
His system was created to develop strong beings in more than a physical sense which is something that we strongly believe in. We won’t be going into the moral and energetic side of things in this post. We will get into that later. For now we want to focus on the foundation.
So how does this relate to the Enso Movement Culture?
We believe in capability and developing useable skills that prepare us to better navigate life. The Methode naturelle breakdown of physical skills is a great way to structure how we break movement and skill development down, so instead of reinventing the wheel. We’ll use Georges breakdown.
These are basic things that everyone needs to have ability in. These are fundamentals of being a capable human. This is not the way to excel at sport. That is another series of posts.
This is the intro to developing capability. We will be highlighting each area over the coming weeks to give you an idea of what to do and what we do. To develop these qualities. Next week we will be discussing Combat and why you need it in your life.
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Keep moving, keep learning.