NZ Dojo Lion’s Roar Docuseries Now Streaming On NJPW World

NZ Dojo Lion’s Roar Docuseries Now Streaming On NJPW World

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (15 January 2022) – Lion's Roar, a New Japan Pro-Wrestling docuseries based on New Japan's New Zealand...
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The Fighting Spirit of Yuto Nakashima

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...
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Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar Münchow first arrived at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo in 2019. Münchow travelled to New Zealand from Hamburg,...
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Derrick Shaw – A Journey to Reset and Refocus

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...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 October Intake

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 October Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the final intake for 2021. Beginning on the first week of October,...
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Chris Cruz – Building Iron Will With Fortitude

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...
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Don’t Give Them A Reason – What Drives ‘Big Toko’ Juicy Finau

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...
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Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition Lion’s Roar took place on the 14th of August at the Fale Dojo training facility in Auckland,...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 3

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 3

As the Head Coach of Pro-Wrestling at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo, Tony Kozina is responsible for shaping the...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 2

NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 2

The addition of Strength & Conditioning training at the beginning of 2020 has been a focal part of the Fale...
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NJPW NZ Dojo 2021 July Intake – Part 1

The NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the second intake of 2021 which commenced on the first week of July. The three-month professional wrestling training course is designed and led by Toks Fale aka ‘Rogue General’ Bad Luck Fale, Dojo Co-Director, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling star. He is joined by his coaching staff of Mark Tui, Read More …

Fale Dojo Presents The Lion’s Roar Wrestling Exhibition, 14 August!

Fale Dojo is proud to present the Lion’s Roar Wrestling Exhibition which will take place on the 14th of August at the Fale Dojo facility in Auckland, New Zealand. This showcase will feature the young lions of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling NZ Dojo in competition as they battle to see who will take their rightful 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 …

Tangi Ropati – When You Invest In Yourself and Others

When the Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo General Community Classes relaunched in February 2020, the plans were implemented by Tangi Ropati. Ropati joined the Dojo staff as Head Trainer of the Community Classes as well as becoming Strength & Conditioning Coach in the Dojo’s three-month professional wrestling training course. Steeped in a rich Read More …

Fale Dojo 2021 February Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the first intake for 2021. Having commenced on the 15th of February, the three-month professional wrestling training course is constructed and led by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, New Japan Pro-Wrestling star, co-owner and Head Trainer of Fale Dojo. He is joined by his coaching staff consisting of Read More …

Fale Dojo Boxing Team Victorious At Fight Night Event

The Fale Dojo Boxing Team, under the guidance of Frank ‘the Tank’ Masoe, competed recently at the HardKnocks 13 Fight Night event promoted by HardKnocks Boxing. Auckland’s ABA stadium, the site of HardKnocks 13 was electrifying; packed with an all-inclusive, family-friendly crowd high in anticipation of the three-hour action-packed event that was about to take Read More …

“Switchblade” Jay White and Toa Henare – Verbalising NZ Strong Style

On 10 March 2021, New Zealand’s rich and multi-layered cultural identity was showcased in the main event of a New Japan Pro-Wrestling show. NZ’s own international stars “Switchblade” Jay White and Toa Henare, headlined the first round of the 2021 New Japan Cup tournament that was streamed live across the world from Sandan-ike Park Gymnasium Read More …