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, Read More …

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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 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 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 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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, Read More …