Jolly Shihandai

Jolly Shihandai

Benoît Jolly is a CEO of a small business specialized in engineering and development of custom made IT solutions. After a Master of Science majoring in Electronics, Telecom and IT, he worked in a research lab in the United States and in Germany before coming back to France to start his business in IT.

Benoît Jolly began practicing Aikido in 1994. He started to teach in Lyon (France) in 1998 and then in North Carolina (USA) in 2002 before coming back to Lyon. Member of the School for Teacher Training (Ecole de Formation à l’Enseignement) since 1996, he is 5th Dan since 2012 and has the title of Renshi (DNBK).

 
 

During the 4th World Butokusai in Kyoto , the former Prime Minister of Japan , Mr. Kiichi Miyazawa told us about these words which I found inspiring :
« There is a significant difference between culture and civilization. If culture is a set of demonstrable knowledge, explainable , that can be taught and transmitted in the framework of theoretical courses, civilization is a lot deeper than that set of roots. Teaching martial arts, you have one of the few tools to transmit, not only culture and martial skills, but also civilization. This is an invaluable asset. »