We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Lambert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kim, what’s your definition for success?
The easy answer is by wealth but the truthful answer is better illustrated in what I remember about the funeral of my Grandpa Vydareny. I don’t remember much except that there seemed to alot of families there. In the receiving line I had tons of men say to me and my dad, they were who they are today, good men because my Grandpa and what he taught them. He was a Highschool coach. Your legacy is your real wealth. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I was not interested in Martial ArtsI until I saw how important it was to my husband, Even then I just played along because I wanted to be a good, supportive wife. But one day I watched him with one of our physically challenged students I realized he was meant to teach. Over the years I realized the impact what he was teaching actually had in the lives of these kids it became clear to me what we were brought together to do.. I have heard parents describe Power Up Martial Arts as a special place, I have seen children who have never been able. to succeed in a regular extracaricular activity whether their struggle was from physical or behavioral limitations, become a black belt. That long drawn out sentance leads into what I am most proud of in what we are and what we stand for. We treat all these kids like they are our own, we don’t give up, We give to them straight, not always pretty, but honest Trey and I balance each other out. It hasn’t been easy, not always pretty, sometimes even ugly but our commitment to what we do here has never changed. We have been very lucky through Covid, We are still standing…

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Omg,. I really don’t go out much but I pretty sure I could plan a great week! Let’s see I love to eat good food and a little secret love of mine…. amazing sneakers and thrifting. We have a few favorites, food wise, Little Bangcock for Thai food, Killer Burger, The International Bakery for spiniach pies and fabulous cream puffs, and numerous other sweats. Breakfast is always a must with Flying Bisquit and a definite must is pancakes at. Mama’s! My favorite place to play dress up is Premium Kicks sneakers for even the most sophisticated collector and clothing to match. I love the second hand finds at Lost and Found and the Good Will on Piedmont as well as antiquing at the antique mall on Cheshire BRIDGE.. Last but not least one night out at the Cheetah and the Pink Pony.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people in my life that deserve a shoutout, probably, no most definitely more than I would have room to explain. But, this story focuses around Power Up Martial Arts so that makes it a bit easier. My husband, my friend, business partner and the meat and potatoes behind the success of our program and the successes/ achievements of our students. Let me give a shout out and a genuine thank you to Trey Lambert There really isn’t enough room to list all the reasons to give him thanks or show my gratitude. SIMPLY… Thank you. forever and ever AMEN

Website: http://powerupmartialartsatlanta.com

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