NEW BEGINNINGS AS FALE DOJO WELCOMES NEW ERA BECOMING NJPW NEW ZEALAND DOJO, NJPW NZ TRYOUTS IN MAY, NEW TRAINERS, NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COCA-COLA!

FALE DOJO BECOMES NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING NEW ZEALAND DOJO: Fale Dojo (Auckland, NZ) is now an official part of the New Japan Pro Wrestling training system. Going forward internationally, the Dojo will now be known as NJPW New Zealand Dojo, however, locally, we will maintain our Fale Dojo brand. “The Dojo will be called Read More …

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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 …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony, Part II

This article is a follow up to a piece published 11 months ago. Titled ‘NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony’, it discussed how the New Zealand and Australian wrestling scenes would potentially flourish as allies of New Japan Pro Wrestling, as opposed to the scenario of being colonies of  World Wrestling Entertainment’s 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 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 …

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 …

NJPW New Japan Cup: Night 2 Results – 09/03/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 NJPW New Japan Cup: Night 2 Results – 09/03/2019 Aichi, Japan Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero LANCE ARCHER vs. TOA HENARE: Toa with a Powerbomb out of the corner for a near fall right out of the gate, 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 …

NJPW New Year Dash!! Results – 05/01/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 NJPW New Year Dash!! Results – 1/5/19 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero THE KILLER ELITE SQUAD & TAKASHI IIZUKA vs. ROPPONGI 3K & ROCKY ROMERO: Rocky with Forever Lariats, but Archer just shrugs them off, Romero with a Read More …

Wrestle Kingdom 13: The Striker vs. The Grappler

It is an exciting time to be a pro wrestling fan. New Japan Pro Wrestling will start the 2019 wrestling calendar with their biggest event, Wrestle Kingdom 13. This extravaganza has become widely popular with fans across the globe since New Japan began to expand their market. As a Fale Dojo staff member, which of 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 …

The Pupil Meets the Teacher II – Toa Henare vs Bad Luck Fale

“I’m still breathing, and if I breathe, I fight”. This was the vow made to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s media by a battered yet determined Toa Henare, moments after his loss to Bad Luck Fale at the “DESTRUCTION in Hiroshima” event, held this past weekend at Sun Plaza Hall. This match marked the second meeting Read More …

Interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling star Toa Henare

Born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised as a Cook Island Maori, Toa Henare knew early in his life that he wanted to be a professional wrestler. He embarked on a journey which first led him to other combat disciplines before he attended a professional wrestling seminar taught by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale. Before Fale Read More …

Welcome to Fale Dojo

  I recently had my first official meeting at the Fale Dojo wrestling training school in South Auckland. I entered the Dojo as a life-long wrestling fan, having to remind myself that I was now the Dojo’s Content Writer. While meeting the rest of the Coaches, and the Head Trainer, Bad Luck Fale, I sat Read More …

The Pupil Meets the Teacher

In front of 13,000 people at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan; Toa Henare, a graduate of Fale Dojo, meets his teacher, Bad Luck Fale in a special singles match at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax. The staff and trainers at Fale Dojo are proud of Henare; the prized lion whose hard work and dedication have enabled Read More …