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Ground Control's Brazilian jujitsu helps students get healthy
Ground Control's Brazilian jujitsu helps students get healthy

Brazilian jujitsu classes at Ground Control in Bel Air not only improved Zackary Perrone’s fitness, he says, they boosted his confidence, too. “All my life I’ve been considered the black sheep, oddball, underdog,” says Perrone, a Bel Air resident who joined the mixed martial arts training center to lose weight. “Always picked last, as well as picked on.” Since he joined Ground Control almost two years ago, he has gained higher self-esteem — and lost more than 60 pounds. “Now I am at the point in my life where I enjoy proving people wrong,” he says. Most of the students at Ground Control become healthier, physically and mentally,...

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