About Us

Arashi Judo is a new and growing Judo club located in North Surrey at 208 - 15290 103A Avenue. Practices are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The club welcomes kids, teens and adults, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advance. We are a non-profit organization. We are also representatives of Judo BC.

Practice will be lead by the following black belt instructors: Mike Kim, Karl Larsen, Scott Aitken, and Curtis O'Brien. They have close to 100 years of coaching and competitive experience between them. They love introducing adults and kids to their favorite sport.

Instructor Information

Karl Larsen

  • Sandan
  • Practicing Judo for 25 years
  • Multiple time Provincial Champion
  • National Medalist
  • Coaching Judo for 16 years
  • Coached at 3 National Championships and 1 BC Winter Games
  • NCCP Level 2
  • Former member of JudoBC Technical Committee

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Scott Aitken

  • Sandan
  • Practicing Judo for 29 years
  • Competitor at multiple National Championships
  • Coaching judo for 20 years
  • Coached at National Championships
  • Coached at Canada Games
  • NCCP level 1
  • National C referee

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Mike Kim

  • Nidan
  • Practicing Judo for 22 years
  • Competitor at multiple National Championships
  • Trained at the national training centre in Montreal for 5 years with the Canadian team
  • National and international medalist
  • Competitor at multiple national and international competitions
  • Coaching for 8 years
  • Former member of Team Manitoba. Coached by Mark Berger 1984 Olympic bronze medalist

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Curtis O'Brien

  • Shodan
  • Practicing Judo for 20 years
  • BJJ Purple Belt

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