Ben has been Taiko drumming since 1998, initially playing freestyle in city parks and cultural events. Ben Lim founded Midnight Taiko in 2006 with Charlie and Jenny, bringing with them a combined 15 years of experience from various Taiko groups in Japan and the United States. He continues to lead the group with his drumming experience and acts as a liaison between the group and the Calgary Japanese community. Aside from playing Taiko, Ben is a 5th-degree black belt in Aikido and head instructor at his own newly-opened dojo – Masa Kororo Aikido. He also loves to do ballroom and Latino dancing.