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!


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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 AcademyWednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 12:06pm
Ground Control Baltimore will close 8 pm Weds night and re open Friday morning @ 1130am for adults. Children's classes are cancelled for Thursday and Friday. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!!!
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Ground Control AcademySunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 7:11am
Amazing day for Team Renzo Gracie!! Gary Tonan submits Zach Maxwell, Renzo goes the distance but dominates sakuraba on the mat, Edson Barbosa beats Bobby Green and last but not least Frankie Edgar puts on the most dominating performance of his career and submits Cub Swanson. It was a systematic beat down. Frankie should get the next title shot...period.
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Ground Control AcademyThursday, November 20th, 2014 at 1:15am
Gi class going on now!
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Ground Control AcademyWednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 1:10pm
Happy Bday Coach Binky!!
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