Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life – Bullet Club OG vs. Being the Elite

‘Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life” is a series of articles that looks at past rivalries in pro wrestling. Influenced by popular culture and the social behaviour of the times, these rivalries emphasise the stark contrast between the heroes and villains who are explained through various themes. Hulkamania vs. the Million Dollar Man dealt with Read More …

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Aaron Solow – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Aaron Solow is a recent graduate of the Fale Dojo three-month pro wrestling training course. During which he competed in the main event of the first two ‘Fale Dojo Exhibition’ shows. Solow, a ten-year pro from South San Francisco, California has wrestled all over the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Ireland and England, Read More …

Gino Gambino – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Gino Gambino is a Fale 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 in Auckland, NZ. Gambino is widely known as a veteran of 14 years – a quick-witted powerhouse and Read More …

Toa Henare – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Before the Fale Dojo was established at its South Auckland location in 2016, its training programme and philosophy designed by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale and is based on the New Japan Pro Dojo was first taught to his student Toa Henare. Henare graduated to the New Japan Dojo where he gained extensive training which eventually Read More …

Michael Richards – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Michael Richards is a product of both the Fale Dojo and New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo systems. Richards is one of four New Zealanders to train at the revered NJPW Dojo following in the paths of Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, Toa Henare and “Switchblade’ Jay White. Since his return back to NZ in 2019, Richards Read More …

Tony Kozina – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Tony Kozina is a seasoned pro of the wrestling business with more than 20 year’s experience. Having wrestled extensively throughout North America, he has captured many championships on his travels, and some of these accolades include multiple titles with the National Wrestling Alliance. Kozina is also an experienced fighter who is well versed in kickboxing Read More …

Mark Tui – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Mark Tui is the General Manager/Coach of Fale Dojo, he is also an experienced pro wrestler and amateur boxer which he applies into the Dojo’s training curriculum. Tui is an integral part of Fale Dojo as is his wife Paulina. Since its inception in 2016 Tui has helped Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale to steer the Read More …

Fale Dojo Scholarship – Giving Back to the Islands and Creating Opportunities

Fale Dojo is proud to announce the first Fale Dojo Scholarship for the Pacific islands. This initiative will give student athletes in the Pacific islands the opportunity to train for the world of professional wrestling at the Fale Dojo training school in South Auckland, New Zealand. Toks Fale, the founder and Head Trainer of Fale Read More …

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 …