Fale Dojo interview with “Mr Juicy” Gino Gambino

Adam Krustofski is a Fale Dojo graduate, he is also the Dojo’s Australian liaison. Krustofki’s role is to help set up Dojo try-outs in Australia and put forward talent to go through training via the Dojo system. Such names that have come through this pathway include Andrew Villalobos from Sydney and Jake Taylor from Melbourne. Read More …

Interview with Fale Dojo referee Lloyd Morgan

The referee is a valuable component in a professional wrestling match. Tasked with the responsibility of cutting through the animosity between the wrestlers in physical conflict, the ref must ensure that the combatants compete within the boundaries of the rules and to conclusively resolve a winner. In the case of an exhibition, the referee normally Read More …

The Young Lions journey with Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos

In October 2018, Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos joined the ranks of the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Prior to moving over to Japan, Richards and Villalobos first completed a three-month wrestling course at the Fale Dojo training facility, a partner of New Japan Pro Wrestling based in Auckland, New Zealand. As they Read More …

Interview with Fale Dojo Head Trainer Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina is a seasoned pro of the wrestling profession with more than 20 years experience. Nicknamed the “Canadian Cougar”, @TTKozina1 has wrestled extensively throughout North America, having captured many championships on his travels. Some of these accolades include multiple titles with the National Wrestling Alliance. Kozina is also an experienced fighter who is well versed Read More …

Fale’s Pride – Young Lions join NJPW Dojo

  The team at Fale Dojo have a new reason to be immensely proud of their most recent intakes: Michael Richards, Andrew Villalobos, Ben Payne, and Nathan McCarter have been accepted into the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo where they will receive further training in the hopes of achieving their ultimate ambition of competing on Read More …

Interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling star Toa Henare

Born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised as a Cook Island Maori, Toa Henare knew early in his life that he wanted to be a professional wrestler. He embarked on a journey which first led him to other combat disciplines before he attended a professional wrestling seminar taught by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale. Before Fale Read More …

Welcome to Fale Dojo

  I recently had my first official meeting at the Fale Dojo wrestling training school in South Auckland. I entered the Dojo as a life-long wrestling fan, having to remind myself that I was now the Dojo’s Content Writer. While meeting the rest of the Coaches, and the Head Trainer, Bad Luck Fale, I sat Read More …