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 …

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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 2019 September Intake

The Fale Dojo September intake has welcomed two new students who have travelled from California, USA and London, England, to receive their formal training in New Zealand strong style from Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale and his world-class coaching staff. This final intake for 2019 consists of seven young lions (the others have returned from the 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 …

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 …

Fale Dojo Young Lions Tome and Stevie Filip join NJPW Dojo

Fale Dojo is very pleased to announce that two more graduates are heading to the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Brothers, Tome and Stevie Filip from the 2019 February intake are set to be part of New Japan’s revered training system beginning in September. Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, founder and Head Trainer of Read More …

Fale Dojo Young Lions Liam Fury and Patrick Schischka join NJPW Dojo

Fale Dojo is proud to announce that Liam Fury and Patrick Schischka from the 2019 February intake have been accepted into the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo where they will receive further training. Fury and Schischka recently completed the three-month pro wrestling training course at Fale Dojo where they overcame the intense daily Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition 2 – Showcasing NZ Strong Style

The week leading to Fale Dojo Exhibition #2 was filled with excitement which included the expected training sessions as well as promo videos by Liam Fury, Aaron Solow, Tome and Stevie Filipe, and Mark “Mareko” Tui to promote the Exhibition event. The Dojo were also guests on PMN Niu radio represented by Tui, the Fale Read More …

Fale Dojo Exhibition – Welcome to New Zealand Strong Style

Fale Dojo is pleased to present the first “Fale Dojo Exhibition” event which will take place on Saturday, March 30 at the Fale Dojo training facility in Otahuhu, Auckland. “Exhibition” will showcase the brightest prospects in combat, and will conclude with the main event that will feature two of the Young Lions from the three-month Read More …

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 3

The Fale Dojo February Intake have reached the halfway point in their three-month journey. The students converged from various parts of the world to Otahuhu, Auckland at the Fale Dojo where they started the process of being trained (or in the case of others retrained) physically, mentally and culturally so that they would re-emerge as Read More …

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 2

The idea of community is vital in the wrestling industry as it is in any profession that functions on the collaboration between people. The wrestling industry – especially is crucially dependent on people working together. For instance it takes a minimum of two wrestlers to have a match and a referee to control the conflict Read More …

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 1

Fale Dojo is excited to welcome the first of three intakes for 2019. The February intake is the biggest group yet which consists of ten Young Lions. These successful applicants have travelled from all over the world as well as parts of New Zealand to embark on the three-month pro wrestling training course led by 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 …

The Young Lions journey with Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos

In October 2018, Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos joined the ranks of the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo. Prior to moving over to Japan, Richards and Villalobos first completed a three-month wrestling course at the Fale Dojo training facility, a partner of New Japan Pro Wrestling based in Auckland, New Zealand. As they Read More …