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 foreigner (gaijin) to the New Japan Pro Wrestling landscape, and in a different context a foreigner to the western mainstream. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, a country which was once a thriving NWA territory in Read More …

Fale Dojo Young Lions Tome and Stevie Filip join NJPW Dojo

Fale Dojo is very pleased to announce that two more graduates are heading to the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Brothers, Tome and Stevie Filip from the 2019 February intake are set to be part of New Japan’s revered training system beginning in September. Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, founder and Head Trainer of Read More …

Fale Dojo Young Lions Liam Fury and Patrick Schischka join NJPW Dojo

Fale Dojo is proud to announce that Liam Fury and Patrick Schischka from the 2019 February intake have been accepted into the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where they will receive further training. Fury and Schischka recently completed the three-month pro wrestling training course at Fale Dojo where they overcame the intense daily 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 Read More …

When You Invest in Yourself and Others

“You think I’m not ready? Well, look right in front of you … I was ready a long time ago!” – ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Heavyweight Champion. This photo which was shared by Toks Fale aka “The Rogue General” Bad Luck Fale marks the very first meeting between him and Jay White in Read More …

Jay White captures the IWGP Championship

Jay White has become the first New Zealander to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In addition to holding this distinct honour, White, one of the first Fale Dojo graduates, is also the second Kiwi to hold a recognised world title since Pat O’Connor’s NWA title win in 1959. White captured New Japan Pro Wrestling’s premier championship by Read More …

The Young Lions journey with Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos

In October 2018, Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos joined the ranks of the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Prior to moving over to Japan, Richards and Villalobos first completed a three-month wrestling course at the Fale Dojo training facility, a partner of New Japan Pro Wrestling based in Auckland, New Zealand. As they Read More …

Bullet Club dominates New Japan’s dream team

“You can’t beat me, you can’t beat us, you can’t beat the Bullet Club”. This was the statement that “Switchblade” Jay White roared throughout Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall as Bullet Club members Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori and the “Switchblade” stood triumphant over the crowd’s fallen heroes Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and KUSHIDA in the main Read More …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony

Since the reports began to surface about the WWE approaching the wrestlers on the NXT UK brand with new contracts that would prevent them from working with other UK promotions that are not associated with the WWE, it made me think about the wrestling scene in New Zealand and Australia. By entertaining the thought of Read More …

Interview with Fale Dojo Head Trainer Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina is a seasoned pro of the wrestling profession with more than 20 years experience. Nicknamed the “Canadian Cougar”, @TTKozina1 has wrestled extensively throughout North America, having captured many championships on his travels. Some of these accolades include multiple titles with the National Wrestling Alliance. Kozina is also an experienced fighter who is well versed Read More …