NZ Dojo Lion’s Roar Docuseries Now Streaming On NJPW World

NZ Dojo Lion’s Roar Docuseries Now Streaming On NJPW World

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 January 2022) – Lion's Roar, a New Japan Pro-Wrestling docuseries based on New Japan's New Zealand...
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The Fighting Spirit of Yuto Nakashima

The Fighting Spirit of Yuto Nakashima

The journey of Yuto Nakashima is one that is remarkably rare. Nakashima, a former professional Mix Martial Arts fighter in...
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Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar Münchow first arrived at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo in 2019. Münchow travelled to New Zealand from Hamburg,...
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Derrick Shaw – A Journey to Reset and Refocus

Derrick Shaw – A Journey to Reset and Refocus

In February 2020, Derrick Shaw came to Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo from Portland, Oregon, USA with a particular...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 October Intake

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 October Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the final intake for 2021. Beginning on the first week of October,...
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Chris Cruz – Building Iron Will With Fortitude

Chris Cruz – Building Iron Will With Fortitude

As an international destination for professional wrestling training, Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo has attracted students from all over...
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Don’t Give Them A Reason – What Drives ‘Big Toko’ Juicy Finau

Don’t Give Them A Reason – What Drives ‘Big Toko’ Juicy Finau

Since 2016, the Fale Dojo professional wrestling training facility has been an international destination for aspiring wrestlers from all walks...
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Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar took place on the 14th of August at the Fale Dojo training facility in Auckland,...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 3

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 3

As the Head Coach of Pro-Wrestling at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo, Tony Kozina is responsible for shaping the...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 2

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 2

The addition of Strength & Conditioning training at the beginning of 2020 has been a focal part of the Fale...
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NZ Dojo Lion’s Roar Docuseries Now Streaming On NJPW World

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 January 2022) – Lion’s Roar, a New Japan Pro-Wrestling docuseries based on New Japan’s New Zealand Dojo is now available on the NJPW World streaming service. Lion’s Roar is a weekly docuseries that follows young hopefuls of the NZ Dojo professional wrestling training course as they compete for a prestigious contract Read More …

The Fighting Spirit of Yuto Nakashima

The journey of Yuto Nakashima is one that is remarkably rare. Nakashima, a former professional Mix Martial Arts fighter in his native Japan, crossed over to professional wrestling with a particular goal of joining the ranks of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Nakashima took part in two try-outs to train at the New Japan Dojo in Tokyo, Read More …

Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar Münchow first arrived at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo in 2019. Münchow travelled to New Zealand from Hamburg, Germany to chase his dream to become a professional wrestler. At 20 years of age and standing at 6 feet 5 inches, young Münchow immersed himself in the Dojo’s intense training regime for a full Read More …

Derrick Shaw – A Journey to Reset and Refocus

In February 2020, Derrick Shaw came to Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo from Portland, Oregon, USA with a particular set of goals in mind. One of which was to advance his outlook as a professional wrestler. To get to that next level, Shaw embarked on an arduous journey to reset and refocus. Shaw trained Read More …

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 October Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the final intake for 2021. Beginning on the first week of October, the three-month professional wrestling training course is led by Toks Fale, aka ‘Rogue General’ Bad Luck Fale of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. As Head Trainer, Fale is joined by his coaching staff comprised of Mark Tui Read More …

Chris Cruz – Building Iron Will With Fortitude

As an international destination for professional wrestling training, Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo has attracted students from all over the globe. Such places include Germany, South Africa, India, Israel, Japan, as well as parts of New Zealand, Australia, England, and the United States. In February 2020, Chris Cruz (who is based in the U.S., Read More …

Don’t Give Them A Reason – What Drives ‘Big Toko’ Juicy Finau

Since 2016, the Fale Dojo professional wrestling training facility has been an international destination for aspiring wrestlers from all walks of life. Such is the case for Juicy Finau: Nicknamed ‘Big Toko,’ the American born Tongan followed the Dojo closely on social media; observing the career of Toks Fale, aka ‘Rogue General’ Bad Luck Fale Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar took place on the 14th of August at the Fale Dojo training facility in Auckland, New Zealand. This showcase highlighted the young lions of the NJPW NZ Dojo July 2021 intake. The Exhibition series has been a staple in the Dojo’s three-month professional wrestling curriculum since 2019. Past students who Read More …

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 3

As the Head Coach of Pro-Wrestling at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo, Tony Kozina is responsible for shaping the minds and abilities of the young lions. His objective is to ensure that the lions are always on point with their training and are being pushed to do more with each session. Kozina’s expectations go Read More …

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 2

The addition of Strength & Conditioning training at the beginning of 2020 has been a focal part of the Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo three-month professional wrestling training course. As the head of this discipline, Tangi Ropati oversees, with great attention, the physical and nutritional development of the young lions. “The young lions for Read More …