Fale Dojo interview with Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina has returned to New Zealand following three months travelling across the United States and Canada. During his time away, Kozina conducted wrestling seminars and competed on several wrestling cards (not forgetting his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut at the Southern Showdown tour in Sydney, Australia). Upon his return, Kozina resumed his role as Read More …

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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 …

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 …

Fale’s Pride – Referee Lloyd Morgan’s NJPW Debut

‘Invest in Yourself’ is a motto that Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale and the Fale Dojo use as motivation within the Dojo community. This motto is a message of encouragement for people to seize the opportunity and work towards their goals regardless of how great the feat. Such was the case for Lloyd Morgan, a humble Read More …

Fale Dojo 2019 June Intake

The Fale Dojo second intake for 2019 commenced training in the first week of June. It consists of eight young lions, five of whom have travelled from Australia, Japan and Hawai’i to be trained by founder and Head Trainer Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale and his coaching staff. This intake has also welcomed back three graduates Read More …

Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown – Melbourne Recap

The wait was over for the Fale Dojo contingent after months of anticipation. The graduates led by Head Trainer Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale converged at the historic Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia to perform on the first night of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Southern Showdown’ event. Mark Tui, the General Manager and Coach at Fale Read More …

King Haku – Celebrating 30 Years

This article celebrates 30 plus years of King Haku’s royal coronation. This event was televised on the 9th of July edition of  the World Wrestling Federation’s flagship show, Superstars of Wrestling. I can imagine that some people may not see the importance of this event; they may even find it foolish, so I will explain 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 …

Tome and Stevie Filip – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Tome and Stevie Filip are an established addition to the Australian wrestling scene. The brother tag team from Melbourne known as the “Natural Classics” have competed throughout Australia as well as in the United States prior to enrolling in the Fale Dojo 2019 February intake. While training at the Dojo, Tome and Stevie fully engaged 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 …

Andrew Villalobos – Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown

Australia’s Andrew Villalobos trained at the Fale Dojo as part of the June 2018 intake. Following the three-month pro wrestling training course, Villalobos was accepted to the New Japan Dojo in Tokyo for further training. Since the completion of the Young Lion’s programme in Tokyo, Villalobos has been wrestling in his hometown Sydney under the 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 …

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 …