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

Ground Control Academy is a well-rounded martial arts training facility where many diverse influences converge and overlap. Here, you can learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, authentic Muay-Thai, Judo, or Boxing & Wrestling from experienced masters. Owner and Renzo Gracie Black Belt / professional fighter John Rallo welcomes students of every skill level -- from children and beginners to advanced adults -- with a comprehensive schedule of classes and private instruction. As the only Renzo Gracie-certified jiu-jitsu school in Baltimore, we challenge you to learn highly effective martial skills in a safe environment, under the watchful eye of dedicated instructors. Check out our website for more information!
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Ground Control AcademyTuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 2:50pm
Monday night gi class at Ground Control!! Come in and try a free week of classes!!
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Ground Control AcademyThursday, November 24th, 2016 at 3:39pm
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! Be safe and Enjoy your time with your friends and family today!
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Ground Control AcademyWednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 3:30pm
We will be closed for Thanksgiving on both Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Saturday for class. Have a great holiday and please spread the word.
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Ground Control Academy shared Nicolas Antivero's post.Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 9:31pm
Thanks giving open mat!! All are welcome.
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Ground Control Academy with Rick Desper and 3 others.Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 2:58am
Stellar Fights has a new 170 lb champion!! Congrats Andrew Johnson!
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