Fernie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

About Us

Our Story

Welcome to Fernie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial arts club located in  Fernie, BC. We are a community dedicated to the practice and promotion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our dojo, situated at 897 Mt Washburn St, Max Turyk Community Centre, provides a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or stepping onto the mat for the first time, our doors are open to everyone who has a passion for learning and growth.

Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you’ll embark on a journey that goes beyond physical fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art—it’s a way of life that fosters discipline, respect, and continuous self-improvement.

Your best choice for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Fernie

Learn from dedicatedseasoned BJJ instructors

Tim Retzik

Purple Belt (2 stripe)

I became interested in martial arts through Judo as a little kid. I Wouldn’t return to martial arts until I was an adult in my early 30’s. I started training Jiu Jitsu in 2006 in Boulder Colorado at Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I took to it immediately and received my purple belt in 2008 from Renzo Gracie Black belt, Amal Easton. 

 Over the past 10 years I have regrettably found my self away from training for extended periods of time but I always return to it. It has had a profound affect on my life. There is nothing else like it. When people ask me about Jiu Jitsu I always just say, “ Its not what you would think it is.”  I am honoured to to have opportunity to share with people through Fernie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.



Mitsuyo Maeda >Carlos Gracie Sr.>Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Renzo Gracie > Amal Easton

Eerik "Timo" Einola

Brown Belt

Since a young age, Timo has been involved in a wide variety of marital arts including kickboxing, jiu jitsu, judo and boxing. Jiu Jitsu was the one that stuck, and he made it his main focus early on. Originally from Toronto, Timo owes much of his jiu jitsu knowledge from his original gym of Grapple Lab, with whom he earned his brown belt. During that time, he competed and medaled at multiple provincial tournaments and assisted in instructing in several jiu jitsu programs in the city. Since moving to Fernie, he has shifted his focus to instruction. Sharing his passion with jiu jitsu with others and helping them with their own jiu jitsu journey.  



Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Cesar Rezek Alves > Matt Kuris and Mani J.  

So what does it cost?

Get your first week for free to see if you like BJJ

After your first free week, you can join for just

$80/ month