Jikiden Reiki is Reiki with no Western influence. It remains unchanged
since the early days in Japan. Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son, Tadao founded Jikiden Reiki in an effort to make the original form of Reiki available to people across the world.
The Yamaguchi family learned Reiki from Chiujiro Hayashi, one of the original 20 teachers Usui taught. They used Reiki all their lives to help each other and the community at large.
After the war in 1945 Reiki was outlawed in Japan and Usui's gakkai (school) went underground and vowed not to recruit members or give/teach Reiki to anyone outside the closed group. It remains a closed group today.
The Yamaguchi family continued to give Reiki and teach people Reiki but it wasn't until the 1990s that they suddenly discovered Reiki was known elsewhere. Many people came to talk to them about what they had learned back in the 1930s and they agreed to begin teaching official seminars to give people access to the original teachings in Japan.
They called it Jikiden Reiki - meaning 'directly passed down Reiki'
This site represents a group of
Jikiden Reiki Teachers in the UK
Each teacher has trained according to the regulations of the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan and teaches the same curriculum that Chiyoko Yamaguchi taught.
Community is an essential part of life and Jikiden Reiki teachers, rather than being in competition, promote working together to spread Jikiden Reiki and for
the good of everyone.
Find a teacher by going to the
UK Teachers tab to find
your nearest teacher.
Jikiden Reiki Documentary
by Gisela Stewart and Emily Macinnes
This short documentary follows the lives of several people using Jikiden Reiki on an everyday basis. Three generations of one family in Scotland discuss the benefits learning Jikiden Reiki has had on their lives and how they have used it to help them through injury and illness.