Ground Control Kansas City is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school and fitness center offering a beginner-friendly approach in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self defense and modern day Mixed Martial Arts. As a branch of Ground Control Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, we strive to mimic the quality instruction and curriculum of Renzo Gracie Black Belt John Rallo. With an exciting approach to fitness, and a fun, friendly atmosphere to learn and train in, our instructors are sure you will enjoy both your time and results at our facility.
Now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, GCKC Head Instructor Jonathan Oliver starting training in martial arts at the age of 11. Over the course of 16 years, he has trained at various levels in the arts of Taekwondo, Kempo, Capoiera, Boxing, Muay Thai Kick boxing, modern MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was in 2003 that Jonathan began training in MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie black belt John Rallo at Ground Control Academy Baltimore. Originally, Jonathan wanted to further his previous Kickboxing/Grappling experience by training in MMA and BJJ to reach his goal of fighting professionally, but for the last few years, his interest in MMA has been that of hobby and fitness. Now certified to teach under John Rallo, he has spent the last year primarily training and teaching BJJ while starting Ground Control Kansas City. Jonathan hopes to give the students at Ground Control a positive atmosphere, goal-oriented fitness and BJJ programs, solid curriculum and exposure to knowledgeable and professional fighters and trainers.
Ground Control Kansas City is now located in the lower-level of Our Lady Of Peace Activity Center in Kansas City, Missouri.