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

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

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...
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Stacey McInnes – From Lioness to Officer

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

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

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...
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Heart, Body, Technique – The Transformation of Michael Richards

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...
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Tangi Ropati – When You Invest In Yourself and Others

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...
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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 …

Hikuleo – Product of the Fale Dojo and NJPW Dojo Pathway

When the Fale Dojo professional wrestling training school was created by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale in 2016, his initial purpose was to present it to his community so that young people could pursue the same opportunities that he had. As the first non-Japanese graduate of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo, Fale recognised the significant parallels Read More …

Interview with Frank Masoe – Fale Dojo Boxing Trainer

Fale Dojo is pleased to welcome Frank “The Tank” Masoe – heavyweight boxer, as part of the coaching staff. Masoe will teach boxing as part of the Dojo’s General Community Classes. In addition, Masoe will add his expertise to the Dojo’s three-month professional wrestling course to help develop the striking technique of the young lions. Read More …

Fale Dojo 2021 Reopening

Fale Dojo 2021 General Community Classes, Schedule and Trainers.  Fale Dojo is ready to once again offer its world-class training and fitness programme to the New Zealand public through the General Community classes. As a fitness facility, the Dojo is equipped to offer a wide variety of classes aimed at building up people’s fitness, their Read More …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony, Part II

This article is a follow up to a piece published in November 2018. Titled NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony, it discussed how the New Zealand and Australian wrestling scenes would potentially flourish as allies of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as opposed to the scenario of being colonies of World Wrestling Entertainment’s NXT  Read More …

Fale Dojo interview with Gino Gambino

Gino Gambino is a Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo graduate, he is also the Dojo’s Australian liaison. Gambino’s role is to help set up Dojo try-outs in Australia and put forward talent to go through training via the Dojo system. Names such as Andrew Villalobos from Sydney and Jake Taylor from Melbourne have Read More …

Fale Dojo interview with “Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles

Dedication, Respect, Sacrifice, Integrity, Hard Work and Fighting Warrior Spirit! These attributes are what the Fale Dojo trainers look for in a person that attends and takes part in a tryout. Robbie Eagles epitomised each of these qualities when he attended his first New Japan Pro-Wrestling tryout in Melbourne, Australia, 2017. Nicknamed “Sniper of the Read More …

Going Rogue – The Transformation of Bad Luck Fale

On 4 April 2010, Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale made his New Japan Pro-Wrestling debut. Previous to this, Fale underwent two years of intense and vigorous training at the world-renowned NJPW Dojo, during which time he immersed himself in the Japanese culture; becoming fluent in the language as well as the Japanese strong style of professional Read More …