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?



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.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 12:34pm
Yesterday morning I went into 98 rock to discuss Justin Schlegel’s first day of jiu jitsu class. If you have time check out the interview here. Poor Michael Anderson once again was my victim. Sorry Mike! Lol
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 12:16pm
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 2:06pm
Yesterday we were at Camden Yards training Oriole Hall of Famer Brady Anderson! He has the BJJ itch. And with how he obsesses over his training people better look out!! Thank you Josh Vorke for coming and assisting me. #groundcontrol #groundcontrolbjj #groundcontrolnogi #orioles #baltimoreorioles #bradyanderson
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 1:14am
Any GC people that have a home number for Aidan or know his wife please call them and the Aidan one his phone was found. He left it in the locker room!!