Fale Dojo is proud to announce that Liam Fury and Patrick Schischka from the 2019 February intake have been accepted into the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where they will receive further training.
Fury and Schischka recently completed the three-month pro wrestling training course at Fale Dojo where they overcame the intense daily workouts as well as competing at the Fale Dojo Exhibition events. The young lions will be following in the footsteps fellow alumni “Switchblade” Jay White, Toa Henare, “Mr Juicy” Gino Gambino, Robbie Eagles, Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos.
The decision in selecting which lions to progress to the NJPW Dojo was one that Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale did not take lightly. The international roll call of students was of very high calibre, and they all demonstrated a strong desire to grow and take their skill set to the next level.
“Liam and Patrick were chosen based on a combination of being hungry, showing their athleticism, their character and hard work,” said Fale the founder and Head Trainer of Fale Dojo.
“But mostly, I was impressed with how they presented themselves beyond the ring.”
“They were punctual, well mannered, would always greet the staff and their fellow lions, and they showed discipline,” explained the ‘Rogue General’.
Liam Fury shared his excitement about going to train in Japan. This, a goal that he earned before, and has been working a long time to regain. He also expressed his gratitude to the coaching staff for preparing him to progress on to the next phase of his journey.
“I’m very excited,” said Fury. “It’s been four and a half years since I was last in Japan.”
“It only took me this long, but I’m finally getting the opportunity to go back and I’m incredibly grateful to the Fale Dojo family, especially Fale-San, Tony-San and Mark-San for their valuable wisdom and guidance.”
“I just want to immerse myself and dive head first and do everything the young lions do in Tokyo.”
“I want to prove that I can hang with the lions at the New Japan Dojo, to grow my ability and complete the tasks,” he expressed.
Patrick Schischka is also thrilled to be heading to the New Japan Dojo where it will be his first time in the land of the rising sun. He anticipates the aggressive and physical training which he believes will strengthen his ability.
“I’m feeling a huge rush of emotion,” explained Schischka. “I’m excited more than anything else.”
“This will be my first time in Japan, and I can’t wait to gain more experience.”
“I also look forward to the day when I can say, ‘this doesn’t hurt so much’”.
Schischka wrestled for an independent promotion in Auckland prior to coming to Fale Dojo. He credited Toks Fale for giving him the direction and the skills to realise that a career in pro wrestling was achievable.
“Before I came to Fale Dojo I had my doubts about becoming a full-time wrestler,” shared Schischka.
“But since joining the Dojo, Fale-San and the coaching staff have equipped us with the ability and the knowledge to succeed in pro wrestling,” he stated.
“You can’t gain these skills and knowledge anywhere else in NZ. In fact, Fale Dojo is one of the few places in the world where you can get the best wrestling education.”
Fury and Schischka are scheduled to leave for the New Japan Dojo in the coming month.