EFT for Learning Aikido

Dear EFT Community,

Here Alvaro Munoz taps on his anxiety and negative self-talk around learning a new martial arts skill, and surprises himself by his reponse.

-Dawson Church

By Alvaro Munoz

I want to share my experience with EFT and Aikido.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art consisting of leading an attacker’s energy and returning it to him/her. Although I am a Karate black belt and have some experience in martial arts, I must confess that Aikido is a world apart. Every technique I used to learn Karate failed when learning Aikido... I practiced and practiced and practiced for years but my performance got to a certain level and suddenly started to slow down as well as my enthusiasm... I felt disappointed, tired, frustrated, and soon found myself anxious... I also considered surrendering, but knowing it would only make me feel guilty, decided to keep practicing. However, I was attending  the dojo more as a habit than looking for growth.... Soon I found myself making excuses to avoid the practice... until I tried EFT.

First of all I checked all the limiting beliefs around my practicing Aikido, and tapped around them:

Even though Aikido is so hard to learn...

Even though I can’t relax during the practice...
Even though I have no much time to practice...

And then I tapped around my feelings when practicing:

Even though I feel so anxious to do it well...
Even though I want my hakama (kind of black belt degree)...
Even though I want to understand this discipline
Even though I feel so stressed when my sensei (teacher) approaches...
Even though newer mates are doing better than me....
Even though I try and I try and I try....
Even though my shoulders are so stressed during the practice...
Even though I don’t understand Aikido
Even though I am competing with myself
Even though I am putting so much pressure on my self...
Even though I am not enjoying this...

Finally I realized that the emotion that kept me from improving was my anxiety, so I tapped again with the following:

Even though I am so anxious about being a master...
Even though I want to be a master now!...
Even though I want to make everything right from the first time...
Even though I want to be fast...
.... I have the power to remain relaxed, center, and calm.
.... I am always in my territory (myself).

I did this recently for about an hour. I tapped on everything coming to my mind about Aikido and anxiety. Today, before my practice, I did four or five more rounds, just in case... and guess what?

My practice the next day was so cool! I was completely relaxed, my shoulders didn't disturb my posture, my arms were moving free, even when I saw my sensei coming I didn't felt that weird sense of being observed and qualified, rather I performed with the intention that she corrected me, felt confident and totally enjoyed the practice.

PS. I also noticed that after the anxiety-tapping session, my body felt much more relaxed when driving.

I will keep tapping on everything that arises and before every practice. 

May peace be with you,

Alvaro Muñoz
Bogota, Colombia

Add comment

EFTUniverse.com has a thriving EFT support community and actively encourages commenting on the site. We are dedicated to the EFT community and strive to maintain a respectful, engaging and informative conversation about EFT. Towards that end, we have general guidelines for commenting, thus all comments are moderated before going live. Moderation can take up to 48 hours. If your comments consistently or intentionally make this site a less civil and enjoyable place to be, your comments will be excluded. We have a strong word-blocking program to prevent spam posts, so if your comment ends up with [censored] blocks, it's because you have used a blocked word or a word spammers use to spam comment sections of websites.

Security code


Using EFT for


EFT For Relationships

400 attachment style 001mx
Have you ever worried that you sabotage your relationships? Or that you unconsciously drive people away?
Find out what your personal attachment style is and take the quiz with this special report!
Download it now for only $7


EFT For Weightloss

A small percentage of dieters succeed in keeping weight off permanently.
Learned simple yet specific behaviors that keep you healthy!
Download it now for only $7



Find Us On....

facebook twitter google YouTube EFT

In The News


eft front video


Cron Job Starts