Johnny Gardner – When You Invest in Yourself and Others

Johnny Gardner is one of many students to train at Fale Dojo where he participated in the three-month professional wrestling course. Gardner, a New Zealander was living in Brisbane, Australia when he returned to take part in the September 2018 intake. “I grew up between Auckland and a little town called Kaeo in the far 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 …

Fale’s Pride – Aaron Solow to Compete at New Japan Showdown in San Jose

Fale Dojo is excited for one of its graduates, Aaron Solow. The young lion will be wrestling at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Showdown’ event in California, USA. Solow will be competing on both nights of the tour;  November 9th in San Jose, and November 11th in Los Angeles. This is a special milestone for Solow Read More …

Liam Fury – The Young Lion’s Journey

Liam Fury recently returned from the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where he underwent the three-month training programme. Fury and fellow young lion, Patrick Schischka graduated together from Fale Dojo’s professional wrestling course in May of this year. Following the completion of their training, the two graduates were chosen to advance to 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 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 …

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 …

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 territory of the Read More …

Jay White captures the IWGP Championship

Jay White has become the first New Zealander to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In addition to holding this distinct honour, White, a proud Fale Dojo graduates, is also the second Kiwi to hold a recognised world heavyweight title since Pat O’Connor’s NWA title win in 1959. White captured New Japan Pro Wrestling’s premier championship Read More …

Bringing a Switchblade to a Gun Fight – Jay White joins Bullet Club OG

The search is over! Bullet Club OGs have welcomed three new members to the group. The reinforcements were made recently at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s King of Pro Wrestling event. Japanese legends Gedo, and Jado along with “Switchblade” Jay White were recruited during an attack that was instigated on Kazuchika Okada by BCOGs Bad Luck Read More …