Recording artist, Brazilian ju-jitsu black belt, world champion and star of long-running Showtime hit TV series, Gigolos, has released his powerful, new single and music video, “I Can Take a Punch,” and to celebrate is embarking on a media tour of Los Angeles this week, culminating in a rare, live performance at Le Jardin on Friday, June 2 at 11:30pm.
The new single, “I Can Take a Punch,” released on Memorial Day, is about bullying and unwarranted, unacceptable harassing-attacks. His brother Ryan and actress Michelle Maylene both play roles of victims in these attacks, showing that if you stand up for yourself these attackers will no longer exist. Hawk went back to his roots, in Wisconsin, to film most of the scenes. He shot in the very locations where he got into fights in his youth. Although much of Hawk’s video is a metaphor, he relived taking the physical punches, as he spits blood and knocks himself to the ground. The video is littered with beautiful shots with Madison’s capital building in the background. It also has shots of Hawk doing some knocking down of his own, at Robert Drysdale’s jiu-jitsu academy, as he showcases an array of vicious takedowns and submissions on two of his teammates.
“This video was shot in my hometown, in places where I got into fights and got knocked down, when I was growing up,” says Hawk. “I want to thank my brother Ryan, Michelle Maylene, Arin, Antonio, Robert Drysdale and everyone who ever knocked me down. And I want to thank my fans for their continued support, don’t ever give up, keep fighting.”
The message of “I Can Take a Punch,” goes deep to the core of anyone who has had to defend their right to be the person they choose to be. “If we do not allow people to attack us, if we stand up for ourselves and accept who we are, these people will not exist. Be confident and free,” says Hawk.
Nick Hawk’s media tour in LA is as follows:
Tuesday, May 30
The Serafin Show
Taped, In-Studio Interview 6pm PST/9pm EST
(Will Air Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4)
Wednesday, May 31
It’s Time with Bruce Buffer
Taped, In-Studio Interview 12:40pm
Thursday, June 1
Controlled Chao with Gary Garver
Live, Phone Interview at 10:00am PST/1pm EST
106.5 FM and 102.3 FM
The All Out Show with Rude Jude
Sirius XM – Channel Shade 45
Live, In-Studio Interview 1:25pm PST/4:25pm EST
2 Dumb 2 Tame
Taped In-Studio Interview 4pm PST/7pm EST
Friday, June 2
Single/Video Release Party for “I Can Take a Punch”
1430 N Cahuenga Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors Open at 10:30pm PST
Performance time at 11:30pm PST
Fans may follow Nick Hawk on his website at http://www.NickHawkExplicit.
Fans may purchase Nick Hawk’s 12 hit singles at his website, http://www.NickHawkExplicit.
About Nick Hawk:
I was born on September 3, 1981 in Madison, Wisconsin as Nicholas Haas. Having little money and scared of my own shadow motivated me to become confident and successful. I have had over 100 different jobs beginning with newspaper delivery and farm work from an early age. I would work before school and play sports after. I lettered four times in wrestling and was captain of my team my senior year. I loved being active and outside whenever I got the opportunity. I raced dirt bikes, snowboarded, camped, played my guitar and wrote music. After graduating high school, I attended college for a year in Wisconsin and continued my wrestling career. I ran out of the little money I had, left college and almost lost myself by partying my life away. I decided I needed to get away, and fast. I joined the Air Force for a four-year-tour so I would receive the GI Bill to have the rest of my college paid for. I was an Air Force Marksman and passed all of the tests to become Air Force special ops but I decided to transfer into a job where I was able to attend college full-time.
In 2005, I left the Air Force with an honorable discharge, packed up all of my belongings and drove to California to take a shot at a career in entertainment. Never being there or knowing anyone, I drove straight down Beach Boulevard to the ocean, got out of my truck, picked up a newspaper and started to look for somewhere to live and work. While finishing college I bartended, I was a personal trainer and I stripped to pay the bills. I graduated college in ’07 with an English major that focused on creative writing, and a minor in journalism. During my last year of college, I started my first company Explicit Strippers in Los Angeles, and expanded it to Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego and Hawaii. I put on multiple successful male revue productions while booking male and female strippers for private parties. In 2008, I was on the cover of Men’s Health UK. I studied acting, auditioning and improv full-time in Los Angeles from 2006-2010.
I made the switch from being a stripper to a gigolo in 2009, when Garren James the CEO of www.Cowboys4Angels.com
I have currently released twelve singles including my hits ‘Leave With Me,’ ‘Tippin N Sippin” and ‘We Fight.’ The music video to “We Fight” was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award in 2016. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Bqn8ibObbow, I also made Music Connection’s “Top 100 Unsigned Artists” list. My l track “No Competition” was featured on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel, Shade 45 “The All Out Show” and 50 Cent’s “This is 50 Show” in 2016, as well as a dope freestyle you should watch here: https://youtu.be/
I published my first book “Sexoirs of a Gigolo” in 2013, and I’ve written stories for Penthouse Magazine with plans to write more erotica in the future. I’m very excited to announce I have recently completed ‘Nick Hawk’s 100 Kicks In The Ass: A Guide To Gaining Confidence & Reaching Your Full Potential.’ This book has taken me over four years and many rewrites to complete. In 2015, I spoke at the “World Pick-Up Artist Summit,” The Global Seduction, Lifestyle and Relationship Conference and Hustler Magazine labeled me as “Confidence Man.” I now offer confidence coaching sessions, that I very much enjoy, through in-person, email, Skype and over the phone. CLICK HERE for more info.
I stay busy, to say the least; I promote healthy lifestyles and positivity. In my little free time, I enjoy working out, working on my music, traveling the world, the outdoors, hiking with my dogs, snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing. I’ve been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 14 years. In 2014, I won the No-gi IBJFF World Championship as a purple belt. In 2016, I won the IBJFF American National Championship, open weight brown belt division. I’m a three time NAGA Champion in the expert divison (brown/black belt), and recently I won the 2017 Pan American Championship receiving my black belt on the podium by my professor Robert Drysdale. I will always get the most enjoyment, fulfillment and satisfaction exploring my creative side. I will continually create new innovative and original music. Finally, I’ve brought on a new Theatrical Manager to explore my acting craft, which I feel I have perfected, to add the only thing I felt was missing from my life.