Fale Dojo is pleased to announce that a contingent from the Dojo will be competing at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s second Australian tour ‘Southern Showdown’ on June 29 and 30 in Melbourne and Sydney. The group led by Dojo founder and New Japan star Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale will include nine members consisting of coaches, alumni and our most recent graduates.
Toks Fale shared his excitement about the addition of the Fale Dojo contingent on the Australian card.
“It makes me pròud that Fale Dojo is being recognised at ‘Southern Showdown’” said Fale.
“The Dojo has been creating pathways for the local talent. So I’m pleased that our team from the Dojo will be given an opportunity to show their skills.”
Fale also expressed his anticipation regarding the ‘Southern Showdown’ event while reflecting on the success of the first tour in 2018 which he was instrumental in putting together. In addition, Fale gave insight on what the tour would potentially mean for wrestling in Australia.
“I’m excited because last year’s tour was so successful and the number of people that turned out to support was amazing,” he explained.
“I’m looking forward to the same turn out as the first tour. Hopefully, the more success from these tours will open up opportunities for local wrestlers to start wrestling ‘strong style'”.
The Australian wrestling landscape has continued to resonate with New Japan as more fans continue to invest in the product and local wrestlers try out at Fale Dojo. Toks Fale cited this bond to New Japan having pride itself on a presentation that is authentic and thorough to the strong style genre.
“The Australian fans connect well with New Japan because of the raw style of wrestling,” stated Fale. “The NJPW wrestlers are actual fighters that are wrestling, not wrestlers pretending to fight.”
Further articles will be published daily profiling each of the Fale Dojo’s nine representatives.
Established in 2016 by Head Trainer Toks Fale, Fale Dojo is based in South Auckland, New Zealand. Toks Fale first came into the wrestling scene as the first non-Japanese to successfully train as a Young Lion (rookie) at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo from 2008 to 2009, before his 2010 debut in NJPW. Known professionally as the “Rogue General” Bad Luck Fale, his wrestling status was elevated in 2013 when he became one of the founding members of Bullet Club. Regarded as the hottest faction in pro wrestling, Bullet Club has maintained its dominance in the wrestling world for over half a decade, due partly to Fale’s reputation as the Club’s revered enforcer.
Notable graduates to emerge from Fale Dojo include “Switchblade” Jay White, Toa Henare, Gino Gambino and Robbie Eagles. Fale’s passion is to give back to his community, to share his experience and knowledge of the wrestling profession and to instil the teachings required to become a successful professional wrestler.
Fale Dojo is a direct affiliate of New Japan Pro Wrestling.