Oskar – The Odyssey Continues

Since arriving on the wrestling scene in November 2021, Fale Dojo / NZ Dojo graduate, Oskar Münchow has been working his way up the ranks of Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling. Münchow joined wXw as an unknown newcomer, starting in the organisation’s developmental system, known as the Academy. It was at this place where Münchow honed 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 …

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 …

Stacey McInnes – From Lioness to Officer

Stacey McInnes is a proud Fale Dojo graduate. The Kiwi-born McInnes gained her initial training in pro wrestling while living overseas before returning to NZ in 2019 to broaden her skills at the Dojo’s three-month professional wrestling training course. McInnes is also a second-generation wrestler, her grandfather Sam McInnes was a national amateur wrestling champion Read More …

The Return of the Tank – Frank Masoe Steps Back into the Ring

Frank Masoe made his return to the ring, representing Fale Dojo in the main event of the Return of the King show. Held recently in Featherston, New Zealand, the event was named in anticipation of the return of Antz Nansen. Nansen, a former World Kickboxing Champion, and holder of multiple championships was making his comeback Read More …

Andrew Villalobos – Motivation Lights the Fire, Discipline Keeps It Alight

Of all the intakes that have come through Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo, the June 2018 intake holds the distinction of the entire class being selected to advance to the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo for further training. This group consisted of four members, two of which included the more recognised Michael Read More …

Heart, Body, Technique – The Transformation of Michael Richards

Michael Richards is a senior member of the Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo young lions. As a graduate of the June 2018 intake, Richards earned the opportunity to gain further training at the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Richards brought his skills back to Fale Dojo in 2019 to help develop the Read More …