Going Rogue – The Transformation of Bad Luck Fale

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...
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Fale Dojo interview with “Switchblade” Jay White

Fale Dojo interview with “Switchblade” Jay White

It wasn’t too long ago when “Switchblade” Jay White was regarded as a ‘foreigner’. In one context, White is a...
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Fale Dojo 2020 September Intake

Fale Dojo 2020 September Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the final intake for 2020. The three-month professional wrestling course commenced in...
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Johnny Gardner – When You Invest in Yourself and Others

Johnny Gardner – When You Invest in Yourself and Others

Johnny Gardner is one of many students to train at Fale Dojo where he participated in the three-month professional wrestling...
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Jordan Allan-Wright – The First of Fale’s Pride

Jordan Allan-Wright – The First of Fale’s Pride

When the Fale Dojo facility opened in 2016, a core group of students helped establish the foundation of the three-month...
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Fale Dojo 2020 June Intake

Fale Dojo 2020 June Intake

Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo welcomed the second intake for 2020 which commenced on the first week of...
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Interview with Bad Luck Fale

Interview with Bad Luck Fale

This article discusses the baddest man in pro wrestling, Bad Luck Fale. Along with his fellow Tongans, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa,...
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Fale Dojo Reopens

Fale Dojo Reopens

Fale Dojo has reopened and is ready to once again offer its world-class training and fitness programme to the New...
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New Zealand Strong Style, Japanese Strong Style – Leading With Empathy and Integrity

New Zealand Strong Style, Japanese Strong Style – Leading With Empathy and Integrity

We are living in interesting times, the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down much of the world. In New Zealand, the...
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Fale Dojo 2020 February Intake – Part Two

Fale Dojo 2020 February Intake – Part Two

As the Head Coach of the Fale Dojo three-month professional wrestling course, Tony Kozina is responsible for providing the young...
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NEW BEGINNINGS AS FALE DOJO WELCOMES NEW ERA BECOMING NJPW NEW ZEALAND DOJO, NJPW NZ TRYOUTS IN MAY, NEW TRAINERS, NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COCA-COLA!

FALE DOJO BECOMES NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING NEW ZEALAND DOJO: Fale Dojo (Auckland, NZ) is now an official part of the New Japan Pro Wrestling training system. Going forward internationally, the Dojo will now be known as NJPW New Zealand Dojo, however, locally, we will maintain our Fale Dojo brand. “The Dojo will be called Read More …

Walter Yeates’ Exclusive Interview With Ite Lemalu Of The Fale Dojo

Recently, I was interviewed by journalist Walter Yeates in an exclusive where I spoke about my role with Fale Dojo, the Dojo’s mission locally and globally, and partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Here is the transcript to the article. ============================================= The following is an exclusive interview with Ite Lemalu, Media Relations Manager of the Read More …

Fale Dojo Young Lions Oskar Münchow and Jake Taylor join NJPW Dojo

It is with great pleasure we announce that Oskar Münchow and Jake Taylor, graduates from the Fale Dojo three month professional wrestling course, have been accepted to the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where they will receive further training. They will leave for Tokyo on the 2nd of January 2020. Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #5 – Silver Lion Showdown Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition #5 – Silver Lion Showdown, which took place on the 7th of December, began with a welcome from Fale Dojo General Manager/Coach Mark Tui. Tui passed on apologies from Dojo founder and Head Trainer Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale who was competing overseas with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Tui then introduced Head Trainer, Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #5: Silver Lion Showdown, December 7th 2019

Fale Dojo is proud to present Fale Dojo Exhibition #5: Silver Lion Showdown. The event will take place on December 7th at Fale Dojo, 66 Portage Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. The ‘Exhibition’ series was established in March of this year, as a way to give the students the experience to compete in wrestling matches while developing Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #4 Recap

Fale Dojo Exhibition #4 took place on the 16th of November 2019. The event was complemented with the Dojo’s first Night Market that offered an assortment of food, as well as merchandise provided by Silver Lion Sports. The event began with Fale Dojo General Manager/Coach Mark Tui welcoming the audience and giving a brief background Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #4 – Live Pro Wrestling, November 16

Fale Dojo, the home of New Zealand strong style is pleased to present the upcoming Fale Dojo Exhibition #4 event on November 16, at Fale Dojo, 66 Portage Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Fale Dojo Exhibition #4 will showcase the brightest prospects in professional wrestling as they compete in strong style matches. Founded in 2016 by Head Read More …

Fale’s Pride – Aaron Solow to Compete at New Japan Showdown in San Jose

Fale Dojo is excited for one of its graduates, Aaron Solow. The young lion will be wrestling at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Showdown’ event in California, USA. Solow will be competing on both nights of the tour;  November 9th in San Jose, and November 11th in Los Angeles. This is a special milestone for Solow Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #3 Recap

The third Fale Dojo ‘Exhibition’ event was held this past Labour weekend. The event consisted of seven matches which involved coaches and students from all levels of experience such as coaching staff, graduates, the young lions from the current September intake and a representative from the general wrestling class. The bouts were officiated by Lloyd Read More …

Fale Dojo 2019 September Intake

The Fale Dojo September intake has welcomed two new students who have travelled from California, USA and London, England, to receive their formal training in New Zealand strong style from Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale and his world-class coaching staff. This final intake for 2019 consists of seven young lions (the others have returned from the Read More …

Liam Fury – The Young Lion’s Journey

Liam Fury recently returned from the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where he underwent the three-month training programme. Fury and fellow young lion, Patrick Schischka graduated together from Fale Dojo’s professional wrestling course in May of this year. Following the completion of their training, the two graduates were chosen to advance to the Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition #3 – the Home of NZ Strong Style! 26 October

Fale Dojo, the home of New Zealand Strong Style is pleased to present its next professional wrestling showcase titled, ‘Fale Dojo Exhibition #3’. This event will take place on October 26 at the Fale Dojo training facility and will feature some of the young lions as well as graduates that have returned from the New Read More …

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

This article is a follow up to a piece published 11 months ago. 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 Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina has returned to New Zealand following three months travelling across the United States and Canada. During his time away, Kozina conducted wrestling seminars and competed on several wrestling cards (not forgetting his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut at the Southern Showdown tour in Sydney, Australia). Upon his return, Kozina resumed his role as Read More …

Jay White wins IWGP Intercontinental Title

“Switchblade” Jay White has become the IWGP Intercontinental champion. The Fale Dojo graduate recently defeated Tetsuya Naito for the championship in the main event at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Destruction in Kobe’ pay-per-view. With the addition of the Intercontinental title, White, the 26-year-old Aucklander has gained the distinct honour of being a New Japan ‘triple Read More …