“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 …

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 …

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 the first week of September. The programme is led by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, New Japan Pro-Wrestling star, Head Trainer and founder of the Dojo. The coaching staff also includes Mark Tui, General Manager / 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 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 #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’s Pride – Michael Richards to Compete at Upcoming NJPW Tour

Fale Dojo is excited for Michael Richards’ upcoming appearance at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Road to Destruction’ tour. Richards will be a participant in the ‘Young Lion Cup’ tournament which will take place on the ‘Destruction’ shows. This special competition will be exclusive to the young lions from the New Japan Dojo, Fale Dojo and Read More …

Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown – Sydney Recap

NJPW Southern Showdown’s second show of the tour took place on the 30th of June at Sydney’s University of New South Wales Roundhouse. The card featured a plethora of talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling who were largely supported by the Fale Dojo contingent that competed for the event. Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, founder and Read More …