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Ground Control is the 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. Our martial arts community provides you a fun, safe, and clean atmosphere to train and grow.


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.

state-of-the-art training

redefine your workout

4,500 Sq Ft

Palm Beach’s biggest MMA training facility, with over 2000sq feet of mat space. More mat space, more trainers, more room to hone your techniques against a wide variety of opponents.


Our functional training area includes areas for plyometrics, stretching, and a 600 square foot training turf complete with markings for customized routines.

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

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Janisse Varallo

Janisse comes to Ground Control with over 9 years coaching and managing experience in
mixed martial arts academies. Focused on motivating students to achieve

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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. One of the top representatives

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Jomal Hargrove

Jamal is a dynamic coach who has been trained under the Golden Era Muay Thai legend and six time World Champion, Manu “Little Golden Legs”

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

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