Level IV – Gokuikaiden

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, meaning “Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society”, is the name of the society of Reiki Masters founded by Mikao Usui.

Gendai Reiki Ho is not a new Reiki system. It can be referred to as “original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho in the Gendai Reiki style,” as it allows people in modern society to learn and practice the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho easily and comfortably.

Certification levels of Gendai Reiki Ho: 

  • Level I – Shoden (Reiki 1)
  • Level II – Okuden (Reiki 2)
  • Level III – Shinpiden (Reiki 3)
  • Level IV – Gokuikaiden (Master)

This is a training course for Reiki Masters who wish to become teachers. You learn to perform the attunement and to instruct in the usage of Reiki-ho for the people who want to learn it.

Gendai Reiki Ho Gokuikaiden seminars are offered in person only.

The course covers these topics:


Level IV is the last step in learning Reiki-ho and you take the integrated Attunement with all four symbols.

You learn how to teach correctly and spread Reiki-ho to many people. It is a training for Reiki instructors rather than extra steps for learners.

Those who have completed this course with their ability approved are called Reiki Masters or Reiki teachers.

All who want to become Reiki Masters learn not only the attunement techniques or Reiki usages. It is also necessary to understand Usui Sensei’s spirit as the founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho and the ultimate usage of Reiki-ho so that you can convey it in the right way.

You will learn and practice in Level IV as follows:

  • The theory and practice of the attunement
  • How to behave and live life as a Reiki Master (teacher)
  • The understanding and usage of the symbols and the Kotodamas
  • What to teach in every level
  • Preparation for a Reiki seminar
  • The Giho of Dento Reiki
  • Reiju (Japanese attunement)
  • The Integrated attunement with all four symbols for a new Reiki Master

Entry requirements

A Gendai Reiki Ho Shinpiden Level III qualification and at least six month of practice between Shinpiden and Level IV.


What’s included

  • 16 hours of study and practice.
  • The official Gendai Reiki manual in English (Translation supervised by Hiroshi Doi, the founder of Gendai Reiki Ho).
  • An internationally recognised Gendai Reiki Ho Gokuikaiden (Reiki Master) certificate.


Class Dates & Fees

Gendai Reiki Ho Level III Shinpiden students need to contact me directly.

Membership of Reiki Organisations

After completing this Gendai Reiki Ho Gokuikaiden seminar, you will be eligible for the Master member membership with the Gendai Reiki Healing Association and the UK Reiki Federation, The Reiki Association, The Reiki-Guild, and other UK-based Reiki organisations.


Would you like to study Reiki abroad?

Gendai Reiki Ho seminars and the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma are also taught in Italy, in Italian and English.

Have you already learned Reiki from another lineage?

For most Japanese Gendai Reiki Masters in Japan, changing the Master is a big deal. A person who has learned Reiki from another lineage, even if that person is already a Master, must start with Introduction/Level 1 if he/she wants to learn Gendai Reiki. Gendai Reiki adheres to the philosophy and pure energy line of Usui Sensei. If a person is taught from the middle level, he/she will lack the energy transmission and theories of the levels that were not taught.


Reiki-ho (“Reiki” In English) is a traditional Japanese way of using Ki for hands-on healing of the body and mind, the same way as other hand healings that have existed from ancient times. It was originally established as “Usui Reiki Ryoho” by Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) in 1922 as “the way to make mind and body healthy on the basis of the Universal Reiki“.

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Giancarlo Serra

Giancarlo is a Gokuikaiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage, as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher of the Usui/Tibetan, the Usui/Holy Fire® and the Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® Western Lineages of Reiki. He is an accredited Spiritual Healer and a Past Life and Regression Therapist. Read more.