Being aware of your surroundings is an important skill to develop for people of all ages. But what about being aware of the people you surround yourself with? Peer pressure can come in both positive and negative forms. Kids who understand the difference can identify negative forms of peer pressure and seek out more positive types of peer pressure. What is positive peer pressure? It’s friends and peers who encourage you to work hard and be your best self. It’s a teammate who tells you to keep trying even when you’re down because he/she believes in you. In Jiu-jitsu, this form of positive peer pressure is an integral part of the training. Unfortunately, when it comes to day to day life, many kids are simply unaware of the types of people they are surrounded with. That’s why a structured martial arts program is one of the very best activities that kids of all ages should be a part of.
How Jiu-jitsu teaches Kids People Awareness
Weekly Jiu-jitsu practice teaches kids how to read body language, develop trust and use effective communication. These skills are essential for making good decisions and developing positive relationships. Because Jiu-jitsu is so interactive and hands on, students of the art become hyper aware of the people that they train with and those they interact with off the mats as well. There are strong physical, mental and emotional traits that are constantly being developed when a student is practicing martial arts with a group of like minded students and instructors. For more information of how to get your family involved in Jiu-jitsu and Martial Arts Classes, please call Team Tooke Martial Arts Academy at 281-955-7300 and visit the website at www.TeamTooke.com