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?



Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 7:13pm
Despite the snow we will still be having the Christmas Party tonight!! Starts at 6 and ends at 10. Hope to see you there.
Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:09pm
The Ground Control “adult class” Christmas Party is tomorrow from 6-10. We will have food and drinks there. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 12:29pm
Here is a little prayer you can say before Thanksgiving dinner...have a great holiday!
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 10:21pm
Holiday Hours are as follows...

There will be no wrestling class tonight. School will close tonight at 8pm and will reopen Monday morning at 10:30 for Muay Thai class. Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!
Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 11:40am
Thanks to all who have served or are serving. We appreciate the sacrifices you all have made while fighting for our freedom.