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Ground Control is the largest and most recognized top mixed martial arts training academy in Palm Beach Gardens and Maryland for over 3 decades. At Ground Control, whether you’re 4 years old or 60 years old, our premier martial arts professors will teach you MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing. We offer a fun, safe and clean atmosphere where you will always be greeted with a smile. 

What We Offer


Whether you’re a complete newbie or ready to compete, we’ve got you covered. Our students range from beginners to seasoned black belts. Everyone here is happy to help new students learn the art we love. No experience needed. From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Boxing we offer something for everyone – Bring the whole family.
Martial arts student practicing punching on strike pads
Kids practicing martial arts at Ground Control Columbia

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Full Gym

Members have access to a full gym where they can work out. We offer weights and cardio equipment.

4,000 Sq Ft

Over 4,000 square feet of mat space. We have lots of room for grappling with classmates.

Heavy Bags

Heavy bags are available for those who want to practice boxing or muay thai.

A full-body workout

Go beyond your limits


What Our Members Say

Train With Experts


We have a powerhouse team headed by two jiu-jitsu black belts and a world class striking coach. We train as a team and are here to help you reach your goals. Ground Control is one of the premier jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, and fitness training facilities in Maryland.

Rocky Marcantoni

Rocky started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1998 under Mark Finley at the Baltimore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. After meeting the legendary Renzo Gracie Rocky began driving up to New York on a regular basis to

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Leo Silva

Leo is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Gutemberg Pereiraand Dante Leon, who trained extensively with Master Julio César Pereira.

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Join our community and learn from the top ranking black belt instructors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing.

Instructor performing a demo in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals class

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