The Fighting Spirit of Yuto Nakashima

The journey of Yuto Nakashima is one that is remarkably rare. Nakashima, a former professional Mix Martial Arts fighter in his native Japan, crossed over to professional wrestling with a particular goal of joining the ranks of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Nakashima took part in two try-outs to train at the New Japan Dojo in Tokyo, Read More …

Oskar’s Odyssey

Oskar Münchow first arrived at Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo in 2019. Münchow travelled to New Zealand from Hamburg, Germany to chase his dream to become a professional wrestler. At 20 years of age and standing at 6 feet 5 inches, young Münchow immersed himself in the Dojo’s intense training regime for a full Read More …

Chris Cruz – Building Iron Will With Fortitude

As an international destination for professional wrestling training, Fale Dojo / NJPW NZ Dojo has attracted students from all over the globe. Such places include Germany, South Africa, India, Israel, Japan, as well as parts of New Zealand, Australia, England, and the United States. In February 2020, Chris Cruz (who is based in the U.S., Read More …

Heart, Body, Technique – The Transformation of Michael Richards

Michael Richards is a senior member of the Fale Dojo / NJPW New Zealand Dojo young lions. As a graduate of the June 2018 intake, Richards earned the opportunity to gain further training at the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Richards brought his skills back to Fale Dojo in 2019 to help develop the 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 (NJPW) landscape, and in a different context a foreigner to the western mainstream. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, a country that was once a thriving territory of the Read More …

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 …

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 …