Sensei Nick Lambert came from a competitive high school and college wrestling background to judo in 1996. His instruction at the Bismarck Gentle Ways Judo club was long, as he had to travel 100 miles one-way every week for classes. He received his Shodan in 2004. Sensei Lambert has competed internationally despite the distances involved. "The best aspect of teaching judo," Nick says, "Is I get to learn, too." Nick was instrumental in founding the Roughrider Judo Club's Introduction to Judo for Juniors class which we hold every summer for children and young adults. Nick and his wife, Mary, have two boys, Layton and Logan. Nick is Owner of and a Landsman for Contex Energy Company of Dickinson.