MMA Pioneer John Rallo’s Ground Control Academy is Perfect for First Time Beginners & Professional Fighters!


  • Learn Self Defense
  • Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu & Striking from the Pros
  • Tone UP
  • Train Like A Fighter
  • Relieve Stress


John Rallo is the main architect behind bringing mixed martial arts to Maryland. He is a Renzo Gracie Black belt, and received his black belt directly from Renzo himself. He started Ground Control Academy to fill a void. Before Ground Control there were plenty of places to learn traditional martial arts but nowhere to learn authentic fighting skills from professional fighters and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors. Ground Control fills that void and offers a friendly environment to learn real fighting skills and also get in killer shape. We encourage you to see for yourself and take advantage of our FREE TRIAL today!


Are you ready to change your life with 7 days of FREE training?



Ground Control Academy is with Renzo Gracie.Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:54am
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms who raise our children...and to the dad’s as well if the shoe fits. Lol
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 11:18am
Kid’s class going strong! Is your child on the mats?? Come in and try us for a week free.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 2:27pm
All classes are canceled today due to the inclement weather. Stay home with your safe and warm. We will resume classes tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 2:53am
Ground Control has been working with 14 West on a corporate wellness program for their employees. A combination of learning technique while improving cardiovascular fitness. So far the program has been a home run. We hope to continue our relationship with 14 West well into the future. Thanks for choosing Ground Control to assist with your corporate wellness needs.
Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 2:30pm
Baltimore County Schools are closing 3 hours early due to the cold. Since we follow Balto County for closings, kids bjj classes are cancelled tonight as well. Please share and spread the word. Thanks.