Bernard J. Lawes
Bernard J. Lawes, a military veteran of the U.S. Air Force also a former law police officer & private investigator with over 30 years of combined experience moved on into the business realm owning a private security & investigation company.
After building the security company from 5 employees to 60 employees the company was sold so I could enter into the Bail Bond business as a bonding agent & bounty hunter. After making an eleven year career out of that I finally followed my passion and begin training Pro & Amateur Boxers.
I have a 50+ years of Martial Arts with Black Belts in 4 Styles of Martial Arts with 16 years as a Professional Kick-boxer & Pro Boxer. I now train fighters in both Cities of New Orleans & Houston. As a Professional Fighter I had a combined record of 84 wins 8 losses with 4 draws, I was highly ranked in the world and was the 1st African American to win the World European Kick-Boxing Championship in the Welter-weight Division.
I also have a passion for helping others and because of that I accepted the director position of Director for a Community Outreach Non-Profit Organization called Wise-Up, Inc., for the past 10 years. The mission of Wise-Up, Inc. was to help "At Risk Youth" and "Adults That Earned A 2nd Chance Program". Also helped undocumented citizens with a pathway to citizenship. I started an "Expunge Record" program that is still in existence today and have helped over 200 individuals clean their criminal records to begin anew and better their lives as well as the lives of their families.