Mark Tui is the General Manager/Coach of Fale Dojo, he is also an experienced pro wrestler and amateur boxer which he applies into the Dojo’s training curriculum. Tui is an integral part of Fale Dojo as is his wife Paulina. Since its inception in 2016 Tui has helped Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale to steer the Dojo through its initial challenges and has been a key member of the team that has overseen the Dojo’s growth into a world-class training facility. Tui joined Fale Dojo after meeting Toks Fale at a wrestling event in Auckland, New Zealand featuring wrestlers from New Japan Pro Wrestling. Tui was helping out in the background during the event and kept the New Japan talent company. His work ethic impressed Fale who in turn invited Tui to train under him at Fale Dojo. Tui became one of the first graduates, and in 2018 he competed at the NJPW ‘Fall Out Down Under’ tour of Australia when he teamed with the legendary Yuji Nagata to take on The Guerrillas of Destiny, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa.
Tui shared his excitement in making his second appearance with New Japan. He spoke of his desire to show the development in his craft since the first tour.
“It’s a huge honour for me to be on the card,” said the courteous Tui.
“I am very humbled to be a part of the second tour as I’m looking at bringing a better version of myself, a version where people will definitely remember me.”
Since the ‘Fallout Down Under’ tour, Tui has overseen tremendous growth in the Southern Hemisphere with Fale Dojo being the driving force. Fale Dojo has implemented certain measures to ensure that wrestlers from both sides of the Tasman are given the chance to develop their skills and to do so according to Fale Dojo’s respected training curriculum.
“The most significant improvements and changes to professional wrestling in the Southern Hemisphere is that Fale Dojo has a very big part to play in these tours,” explained Tui.
“The Fale Dojo name and brand will be more recognised due to the hard work of Fale-San trying to get recognition for wrestlers in this part of the world.”
“I would expect these changes to be in place as you will be seeing the young lions from Fale Dojo present at these shows, either performing young lion duties or having their debut match.”
“I feel this will be a great display of Fale Dojo’s teachings and what is expected of its lions to make that next step to New Japan Pro Wrestling.”
Tui further detailed the presence that Fale Dojo has brought to wrestling in the Southern Hemisphere, an achievement that cannot go unnoticed. The Dojo has worked tirelessly to produce the best up and coming wrestlers. This claim is strongly evidenced as students come from all over the globe to receive what is regarded as effective and accomplished training.
“I feel that Fale Dojo has contributed a lot to wrestling not just here in the Southern Hemisphere but all around the world,” Tui noted.
“The proof is in the pudding. If you look at our lions that come to the Dojo to train, we are getting international students from around the world.”
“This speaks volumes about the training we equip our lions with,” said Tui in closing. “Our training and values are sustainable and prepare our lions to survive and flourish in the world of professional wrestling.”