In July ’18 a big anniversary party took place in the city of Visé to celebrate the 70th anniversary of of the first Belgian Hebertist Federation, the FBEPMN, founded in 1948. The happening with over 100 participants went international welcoming guests from Nantes (France), Alicante (Spain), Cologne and Munich (Germany).
We were welcomed by friendly guest families and enjoyed a brilliant weekend full of training and fun!
Sport’nat Belgium organizes the 3rd round of their International Practical Camp: one week of Hébertism in the full sense of the term, this time in Faucon, France. This is the place, La Palestra, where Georges Hébert launched his school for women and children after the First World War. Open for participants of 12 – 60 ages, 400€ all inclusive per person.
On the 1th of July the Belgian Federation welcomes everyone to take part at their big 70th anniversary. There will be a big program in the center of Visé, with the timed parcours and a tournament in the famous Hébertist game, the Ball-Barr (registration needed for the both). More information and registration at the Sportnat website
Foreign guests are welcome to join the bigger program: special Training with rock climbing and camp fire on the 30th of June. The accommodations will be provided, arrivals are possible already on Friday, the 29th.
Sport’nat Belgium organizes the second round of their International Practical Camp: one week of Hébertism in the full sense of the term, this time in Provence. Although the practice of the MN will be the essential part of the program, other aspects of the philosophy of G. Hébert will also be emphasized during the camp (bricolage, cultural visits, show, music, “Short circuit”/bio/vegetarian food…)
In this interview Leon Hermans († 2017), one of the pionieers of Hébertisme, shares his personal story, provides some insights on Méthode Naturelle history after the Second World War and boosts with the Hébertisme spirit!
…Sunday morning. Fog. Rain. Sleek. Snow. Hartmut shows up. Takes his shirt off. Takes his shoes off. Puts his swim shorts on. Are you crazy Hartmut? “Hébert said resistance is important, no?” Fair enough…
Natural movement and Méthode Naturelle are totally different things and are not to be mixed up. MN is a method of training and physical education. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Most people just see in MN the natural-movement-crawling-climbing-a-tree component, the little tiny part, and stop there. So what happens if you not just stay in your comfort zone and not just take what you like from MN?