Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Ground Control Columbia

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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, MUAY THAI, KICKBOXING

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About US

Ground Control is the largest and most recognized mixed martial arts academy in Maryland. At Ground Control mixed martial arts academy, we teach 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

OUR CLASSES

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.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

Muay Thai

Boxing

Kids Classes

Mixed Martial Arts

Martial arts student practicing punching on strike pads
Kids practicing martial arts at Ground Control Columbia

state-of-the-art training

redefine your workout

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

Testimonials

What Our Members Say

Train With Experts

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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.

Raphael 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 train with Renzo. Rocky is currently a black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Max Gimenis

Max Gimenis grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Guided by Master Júlio César Pereira, rampant campaigns earned him many medals and belt promotions. Max is a 2x World Champion, 3x World Pro Abu Dhabi NOGI, Pan Ams Champion, and 6x Brazilian National.

Brian Henderson

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JASON GOYER

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Boxer and his coach practicing some moves on a punching bag at a gym
Instructor performing a demo in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals class

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