Timeline

Important facts since the born of Ginastica Natural until nowadays. An amazing and true history of this revolutionary training system created in the heart of Brazil to the world.

1976

Jiu-Jitsu and Ginastica Natural

Ginastica Natural’s creator, Professor Alvaro Romano meets Rolls Gracie during a surf trip in Peru. Romano starts training Jiu-Jitsu after his return to Rio de Janeiro, after been invited by legendar Master Rolls Gracie at the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu headquarters in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

1977

The Physical Education and Ginastica Natural

Professor Alvaro Romano starts the Physical Education course in Universidade Gama Filho, in Rio de Janeiro to get his Bachelor Degree.

1978

The relationship with Athletes

Professor Alvaro Romano already studying Physical Education at the University Gama Filho, begins to develop training programs for Jiu-Jitsu and Surf athletes.

1979

Outdoor training

The concept to develop performance, quality of life and health, begins to be applied in outdoor trainings and in contact with nature.

1980

Strength training

Researches for a new methodology to apply in athletes and fitness program aredeveloped with parallel and bars andbodyweightexercisesfor strength training

1981

Stretching techniques

The research of stretching techniques started by Professor Alvaro Romano to be used in his own training.

1982

Yoga influences

Looking for evolving his performance, Professor Alvaro Romano starts training Hatha-Yoga and breathing techniques, to apply in his own training and later in his students and athletes.

1983

Testing the breathing techniques

Graduated in Physical Education from Universidade Gama Filho, in Brazil, Romano starts a training research looking for a real situation, competing in Thriatlon to test himself with the breathing techniques in situations that required a big effort and mental control.

1984

Eastern techniques

Romano begins practicing Eastern techniques classes based on the movements of the animals and starts to develop its own training with his fundametals base from Jiu-Jitsu.

1990

Influences of the ground movements of Jiu-Jitsu

In recent years with a daily training Professor Alvaro Romano develops the exercises with ground movement associated with practice of outdoor activities and begins to implement these trainings in major Jiu-Jitsu and Vale Tudo athletes, plus athletes from different sports.

1991

The first classes

First drive with the name of Corporal Movenet, the method is known in Rio de Janeiro and classes begin to be taught in the academy Akxe in Rio de Janeiro, considered at the time, the largest facility in Latin America and the main gym in Rio de Janeiro.

1992

Ginastica Natural is registered.

Ginastica Natural trademark is registered and is presented for the first time in Courses, Events and Workshops in Brazil.

1993

Ginastica Natural and its connection with Physiotherapy.

After being introduced to the physiotherapist Nilton Petrone, Alvaro Romano begins to associate his work in physical therapy, to study the natural methods, and develop his methodology.

Begins to make a deep study of the movements, their application forms within the University Estacio de Sa with a contribution of great professionals of biomechanics, physiology, psychomotor history and physical education.

1994

Branding

The first logo of Ginastica Natural is created.

1995

The first vídeos and the invitation for the National Jiu-Jitsu Team

The first videos are produced. Through Ginastica Natural and the connection with Jiu-Jitsu, the creator of the method, Professor Alvaro Romano is called to be the Physical Conditioning Coach of the Jiu-Jitsu National Team.

1996

International events

Ginastica Natural is featured at the Technical University of Lisbon for the first time,with a course taught by Professor Alvaro Romano, where he presents the work for the largest human movement specialists.

1997

First Ginastica Natural book

Professor Alvaro Romano begins his Postgraduate course where Ginastica Natural is studied, and his conclusion work is the book ofGinastica Natural.

1998

Ginastica Natural and UFC

Ginastica Natual is applied in the conditioning training of UFC fighter Vitor Belfort for his fight against Wanderlei Silva at the first UFC in Brazil.

1999

Ginastica Natural as Physical Education discipline at the Graduation course

After getting his Masters in Physical Education, Professor Alvaro Romano is invited by Universidade Estacio de Sa to minister classes and Ginastica Natural is taught by the first time in a Physical Education graduation course.

2000

The education pathway is developed in Brazil

After ministering hundreds of workshops, seminars and events in Brazil and oversees, Ginastica Natural starts his Education programa with certification courses in Brazil to professional in the Physical Education and Physiotherapy industry.

2001

International events and workshops

In recent years Ginastica Natural is introduced in several countries with workshops, events plus the applicability of the top athletes in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

2003

Gyms, clubs and studios partner-up with Ginastica Natural

Ginastica Natural is offered as group classes in gyms, martial-arts academies, studios and clubsthrough licensed instructors in Brazil.

2006

A Ginastica Natural and the special forces

Ginastica Natural is applied to FBI, DEA e SWAT agents with special trainings in Washington DC in the United States of America.

2007

The education pathway is developed in the United States of America

Ginastica Natural is introduced in the United States of America with certification courses and seminars ministered by Professor Alvaro Romano.

2008

The recognition of the international media

International media begins to highlight Ginastica Natural and its benefits around the world.

2009

The education pathway is developed in Europe

Ginastica Natural is introduced in Europe with certification courses and seminars ministered by Professor Alvaro Romano.

2010

Ginastica Natural at the biggest Fitness convention of the world

Ginastica Natural has its first booth and workshop at the biggest fitness convention: IDEA World Fitness Convention.

2011

Ginastica Natural hits Asia

Ginastica Natural is introduced in Asia with workshops at AFEEX Beijing.

2012

Ginastica Natural and the rise of MMA athletes

Ginastica Natural is required to be part of many UFC ahtletes conditioning training. Fighters like Nogueira brothers, Demian Maia, Vitor Belfort, Junior Cigano, Anderson Silva, Fabricio Morango among others hire Professor Alvaro Romano to apply Ginastica Natural for Fighters program at their training camps to help their conditioning training.

2013

From Brazil to conquer the world

Ginastica Natural is conquering the world, where is present in 27 countries where is available Education programs, group classes besides licenced instructors, gyms, clubs and physiotherapy clinics, benefiting thousands of people.

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