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, August 19th, 2017 at 12:14pm
Yes...we have kid's classes!! If you would like your child to develop discipline and self confidence come in and check out our kid's program. Bring your child in and become part of the Ground Control family!!
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 12:08pm
Russell Shiflett running boxing class. Come in and try out a week of training on us. Get in shape while learning how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 12:04pm
If you haven't checked out Master @renzograciebjj online course with @gallerrapp then you need to do so. It is very well done, easy to follow, and there is tons of info from one of the best ever to put on a gi.

Even as a black belt you never stop learning. It is one of the amazing facets of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The art is constantly evolving.

I have trained under Renzo since 1999 and I still saw some new techs in this amazing resource.

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@lucaatalla thanks for the new t-shirt brother!!!
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 2:01pm
There are no classes today in observance of the holiday.

We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Independence Day. Don't forget to thank our military personnel who fight daily for our freedom. As well as those men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 3:04pm
Happy Memorial Day everyone. To all Veterans Thank you for your service!! We appreciate all you do to preserve our way of life.