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 AcademySaturday, August 15th, 2015 at 12:52am
Getting ready for battle!!
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Ground Control AcademyFriday, August 14th, 2015 at 5:53pm
Coach Tony will not be in until 5 pm today. So the 4 pm competition practice will not be held today. Just come at 5 pm for the regular kid's class. Sorry for any confusion.
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Ground Control AcademyThursday, August 6th, 2015 at 1:42pm
Weds night Muay Thai class. Come and get in shape while learning how to protect yourself. #groundcontrol #groundcontrolmuaythai
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Ground Control AcademyWednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 7:30pm
Thanks to Tony Ferraro and Electronic Billing and customers services for their support!! They wish the team success at the Battle at the Beach!
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