About the Jikiden Reiki UK Association

The Jikiden Reiki UK Association (JRUKA) has been set up to serve a variety of functions, which are detailed in our aims and objectives, in addition to serving as a central national organization in the UK to support students and teachers of Jikiden Reiki. The environment for professional practice is evolving and while Reiki in the UK is now voluntary regulated and The Jikiden Reiki UK Association has joined the umbrella organization of the UK Reiki Council thereby helping us to represent our heritage and assist students in doing more within the UK. We have set up a Code of Ethics/Conduct to support all practitioner and teacher members of the association. In addition, we are developing a Core Curriculum for those professional practitioner students who wish to pursue an accredited professional practitioner qualification to work or volunteer in medical settings. This confirms that Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers abide by the highest standards and regulations as they work, volunteer or teach.


Tadao & Chiyoko Yamaguchi

Founders of the Jikiden Reiki Institute

Aims & Objectives


  • To create a central hub to promote a cohesive national Jikiden Reiki community in the UK
  • To support Jikiden Reiki students, professional practitioners and teachers in the UK
  • To Foster the growth of Jikiden Reiki in the UK, maintaining the integrity and spirit of the founder of Reiki

Our Objectives

  • To support Jikiden Reiki students, practitioners and teachers living and working in the UK, creating a cohesive national community
  • To create a central national hub for the flow of the latest information regarding Jikiden Reiki from the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan
  • To provide accreditation for Jikiden Reiki professional practitioners and provide the necessary information and resources for those wanting to work in medical settings
  • To provide training opportunities for teachers wanting to give students classes towards accreditation to work in medical settings
  • To create and manage through membership, the use of a JRUKA professional quality mark for Jikiden Reiki practitioners, to elevate standards in Reiki and to reinforce a sense of quality in professional practice and adherence to best practice
  • To be involved on a national level with decisions affecting the direction of professional standards in Reiki within the UK. Working together with other Reiki organisations to support the mainstream awareness and acceptance or Reiki, while protecting the integrity of the original Usui Reiki teachings
  • To create and manage a national JRUKA website to provide a central UK profile for the public and media where members of the public can find local Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers
  • To provide a range of opportunities for our members to develop their ongoing study of Reiki and Japanese culture through a variety of resources and events, delivered both remotely and in person
  • To host an annual Jikiden Reiki UK event to create and nurture a supportive national Jikiden Reiki community in the UK
  • To have regular meetings of the core committee to ensure the focus of our efforts are in line with our aims and objectives, ensuring progress is being made as well as facilitating the smooth running of the JRUKA

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Meet Our Founding Members

About the Committee

The JRUKA core committee consists of two Daishihan from London and Kent, and two Shihan from Surrey and Birmingham. Shihan (teacher) members also assist the core committee and stretch from Scotland to Cornwall. We welcome anyone living in the UK who has taken at least Jikiden Reiki Shoden level to become a member.

Rika Tanaka Jikiden Reiki

Rika Tanaka

Chair of the JRUKA


Amanda Jayne

Vice Chair of the JRUKA

Jonathan's Jikiden Reiki Photo

Jonathan Stuart

Vice Chair of the JRUKA


Shaun Mckeown

Operations Officer of the JRUKA


JRUKA is a Member Organisation of the UK Reiki Council. We work with the council, helping with voluntary self regulation and support for all Reiki Organisations, students and the general public in the UK. They are the lead advisory body covering all Reiki practitioners in the UK.