L'entraînement naturel

Preamble

Georges Hébert's biography could be a true novel: how the eruption of a volcano would reveal a vocation. Newton did not invent gravity when he saw an apple fall. Gravity pre-existed, he only revealed it and wrote the law that governs it. Similarly, Georges Hébert, did not "invent" or create ex nihilo a method of education. Through observation, reflection, experience and study, following the path traced by great educators such as Amoros (1770-1848), drawing inspiration from the works of contemporaries such as Georges Demenÿ or Pierre de Coubertin who would become supporters of his action, he built an authentically original work. Thus was born what Georges Hébert called the "Natural Method". "Method"… because it is the result of reflections and observations. "Natural"… because respectful of the laws of nature. His whole life has been devoted to it, discover it in the following pages… Georges Hébert 1893 – 1903

Vocation

1893 – 1903 1903 – 1907

The birth of the Natural Method

1903 – 1907 1909 – 1912

Towards recognition

1909 – 1912 1913

Recognition

1913 1914 – 1918

The training of men in combat

1914 – 1918 1919 – 1936

Training of women and youth

1919 – 1936 1940

Hebertism without Hébert

1940 1936 – 1957

The written work

1936 – 1957 Present

The work

Today