NZ Dojo 2022 September Intake – Part 2

As the Pro-Wrestling Coach at Fale Dojo / NZ Dojo, Tony Kozina oversees the day-to-day training of the young lions and offers his thoughts on the latest intake. “Our September three-month intake has come to an end, and usual, it finishes with a full spectrum of emotion,” said Kozina. “Surprised, pleased, proud, and disappointed. I Read More …

NZ Dojo 2022 September Intake – Part 1

Fale Dojo / NZ Dojo welcomed its final intake of 2022. Commencing on the first week of September, this class is the one with the most participants to train at the Dojo. Led by Toks Fale, Head Coach, New Japan Pro-Wrestling star, and the principal force behind the New Japan Tamashii brand; Fale is joined Read More …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony: The Birth of New Japan Tamashii

This past weekend was a historic time in New Zealand sports and its Pacific neighbours. New Japan Tamashii debuted in the resilient city of Christchurch, much to the excitement of the fans that attended the inaugural event at the Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre. Tamashii featured top stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling competing alongside Fale Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition X Recap

Fale Dojo celebrated its tenth Exhibition student showcase. The Exhibition series has been a staple in the development of the Dojo’s young lions since its debut in March 2019. Notable graduates that have honed their skills through this stage of the Dojo’s three-month professional wrestling training course include Aaron Solo, Yuto Nakashima, Juicy Finau, Oskar Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition IX Recap

Fale Dojo presented a night of NZ strong style professional wrestling with the ninth edition of the Exhibition showcase series. Quality Over Quantity was the unofficial theme of the night as the young lions of the NZ Dojo displayed their rich and distinct talents, competing in three exciting matches. Held on May 28 at the Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition Round Robin Recap

Fale Dojo held the Exhibition Round Robin event on May 14, at the Dojo facility in Otahuhu, Auckland. Prior to the 6:30 pm bell-time, the fans had the opportunity to enjoy the family-friendly environment: This included purchasing merchandise and meeting Toks Fale (Fale Dojo Head Coach) who had just returned from a successful tour with Read More …

Fale Dojo Presents Exhibition Round Robin, May 14 2022

Fale Dojo will be holding the Exhibition Round Robin wrestling event on May 14, 2022, at the Fale Dojo facility in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. Round Robin will be the eighth in the Exhibition series to feature the current class of young lions, as they battle for pre-eminence over the pride. The lions will also Read More …

Lion’s Roar – Discipline, Heart, and Destination

Lion’s Roar, the New Japan Pro-Wrestling 12 part docuseries, shared an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at NJPW’s NZ Dojo. Led by Head Coach, Toks Fale, and his team of Tony Kozina, Mark Tui, and Tangi Ropati; Lion’s Roar followed the pride of 14 trainees as they were guided through a world-renowned three-month professional wrestling training course. Read More …

Lion’s Roar – Episode 10 recap

The day at the NZ Dojo house began with Dan Puru enjoying a morning boogie while his new roommate Mitch Schoemaker clapped along. However, the household was not aware of the bad luck that was headed their way. Wake-Up CallCoaches Toks Fale and Tony Kozina arrived at the Dojo house bringing with them an empty Read More …

Lion’s Roar – Episode 9 recap

Week 9 – The Lock DownA mandatory isolation bubble for everyone in New Zealand was put in place. Members of the NZ Dojo young lions programme could choose to live in only one bubble. Richard Mulu revealed that half of the trainees were living at the NZ Dojo house in Mangere East, while the other Read More …