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 (NJPW) landscape, and in a different context a foreigner to the western mainstream. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, a country which was once a thriving territory of the 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 …

Interview with Bad Luck Fale

This article discusses the baddest man in pro wrestling, Bad Luck Fale. Along with his fellow Tongans, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Hikuleo, this Polynesian branch of the Bullet Club are causing all sorts of havoc at the New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax tournament series. Although Fale is currently a prominent topic of discussion in Read More …

Fale Dojo Reopens

Fale Dojo has reopened and is ready to once again offer its world-class training and fitness programme to the New Zealand public. As a fitness facility, the Dojo is equipped to offer a wide variety of classes aimed at building up people’s fitness, their self-confidence and to support their journey and personal development. The classes Read More …

New Zealand Strong Style, Japanese Strong Style – Leading With Empathy and Integrity

We are living in interesting times, the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down much of the world. In New Zealand, the government led by our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, took the extra precaution of instituting a nationwide lockdown at the highest alert level – 4. This was done to slow down the threat of the coronavirus Read More …

Fale Dojo 2020 February Intake – Part Two

As the Head Coach of the Fale Dojo three-month professional wrestling course, Tony Kozina is responsible for providing the young lions with their initial training. The objective is to introduce the lions to the Dojo lifestyle and teach a solid foundation that will prepare them on a path to one day pursue further training at Read More …

Fale Dojo 2020 February Intake – Part One

The Fale Dojo’s first intake for 2020 began training on the second week of February. As always with every class, a large portion of the young lions converge on South Auckland, New Zealand from all over the world to receive training from Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, founder and Head Trainer and his world-class coaching staff Read More …

Patrick Schischka – The Young Lion’s Journey

2019 was a year of significant milestones for Patrick Schischka. From his formal training at the Fale Dojo and the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo to wrestling on the Liger Down Under card; Schischka shares in generous and immaculate detail about his young lion’s journey. Fale Dojo February 2019 Intake Prior to joining the three-month 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 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 January 2020. Toks ‘Bad Luck’ 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 …

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 being a New Japan ‘triple 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 Million Dollar Man dealt with 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 Canada, Mexico, Ireland and England, Read More …