Firewalking Institute of Research and Education 1.0
Since 1984, The Firewalking Institute of Research and Education (F.I.R.E.) has been the home of firewalking and transformative physical metaphors. From humble beginnings 36 years ago, The Firewalking Institute of Research and Education has certified thousands of firewalk instructors and has lead tens of thousands of individuals and businesses across the coals.
Long before firewalking became popular and Anthony Robbins became trained through The Firewalking Institute of Research and Education, firewalking was part of spiritual rituals and rites of passage. The earliest known reference to firewalking dates to 1200 B.C. The oldest recorded firewalk was over 4000 years ago in India. Two Brahmin priests were competing to see who could walk further, and this feat was written down in the historical records of that time.
In the late 1970s, The Firewalking Institute of Research and Education brought firewalking into the realm of personal and professional development. It was realized that firewalking was a life changing transformative experience second to none. It was in that moment that the Firewalking Movement was born.
In the following years, the popularity of firewalking grew as more and more lives were transformed. Along with the influx of individuals who wanted to experience firewalking, there was a surge of individuals who wanted to lead these life-changing firewalks. The Firewalking Institute of Research and Education created the Firewalk Instructor Training (FIT) program. The first structured firewalk instructor certification. The FITs quickly grew beyond firewalking to include other elements such as glasswalking, board and brick breaking, rebar bending, arrow snapping and so much more.
Firewalking Institute of Research and Education 2.0
Firewalking Institute of Research and Education 3.0
With the new decade upon us, President and Proprietor Joe White holds true the time-honored traditions of F.I.R.E., Joe sees an even bigger vision for F.I.R.E. This includes bringing firewalking and FITs to even more countries. In addition, bringing some of his biggest personal strengths, speaker skills, marketing/sales, and business development to the tribe of Instructors in F.I.R.E.