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Mixed Martial Arts Academy

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Ground Control Columbia is a place where everyday people can go to educate themselves on a variety of martial arts. They will be part of a team that will help them to achieve their fitness goals while at the same time learning useful defense tactics. Through constant training and education, Ground Control students will become knowledgeable of the most effective mixed martial arts skills and techniques used in the sport.

Ground Control Columbia is focused on building a community for those who are interested in becoming fighters, learning self defense, picking up a new hobby and achieving their fitness goals through a variety of classes. Our goal is to provide our students education and training to become knowledgeable in the most effective mixed martial arts skills and techniques used in the sport. We’re a full service academy that offers not only mixed martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kicking Boxing, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo but Yoga, High Intensity Fitness Classes and one on one personal training for a well rounded training program.

In order to effectively increase the understanding of MMA among our students, we understand that we must provide our members and nonmembers with the necessary tools to successfully achieve their fitness goals with regards to MMA.  Because MMA includes a combination of many martial arts styles, we provide instruction to our students in the following areas: Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Maui Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, Overall Fitness, and any other discipline that will enhance their MMA skills.

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Bring the whole family! We provide a fun, safe, and friendly environment for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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We have world-class instructors on staff. Our professional instructors make sure that all classes are safe, fun, and meet your goals.

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We will help you achieve your individual fitness goals. We customize our programs to fit your needs.


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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.

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