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    Micro and Little Ninjas

    Our Micro Ninjas and Little Ninjas programs offer tailored introductions to the world of jiu jitsu for your children. The Micro Ninjas focuses on fostering motor skills, discipline, and coordination through fun activities, while the Little Ninjas emphasizes self-confidence, respect, and physical fitness. Both programs strive to promote personal growth and teamwork in a welcoming and safe environment.

    Youth and Teens

    Our Youth and Teen Classes provide robust jiu jitsu training for pre-teens, early teens, and teenagers. The Youth Class concentrates on self-defense, physical fitness, and character development, instilling values like discipline and perseverance. The Teen Class, on the other hand, emphasizes self-improvement, resilience, and goal-setting, while fostering effective communication skills. Both programs cultivate an empowering environment that promotes personal growth, camaraderie, and life skills.


    Step onto the mats and embark on a rewarding journey of personal growth and physical fitness with our Adult/Coed program. Whether you’re a beginner or have previous experience, our welcoming community will help you achieve your goals. Discover the art of jiu jitsu, enhance your self-defense skills, improve your fitness level, and embrace the camaraderie that comes from training alongside like-minded individuals.

    Women's Only

    Our Women’s Only program offers a supportive and empowering space for women to learn and practice jiu jitsu. Designed to cater to all skill levels, this program focuses on self-defense, confidence building, and overall fitness. Join a community of like-minded women, enhance your skills, and discover the transformative power of jiu jitsu in a welcoming and inclusive environment.


    Join Brandi for a Warm Yoga class over your lunch break on Thursdays. We heat the academy to 30 degrees Celsius where Brandi leads Restorative, Hatha and Yin classes. Her classes are a perfect way to restore your body after training.

    Ground Control Academy Community

    At our Jiu Jitsu gym, community involvement is at the heart of our mission. We take pride in sponsoring various community programs that promote health, fitness, and personal development. One of our core values is actively participating in community events like the ARAS picnic and parade, fostering a sense of togetherness and unity. Moreover, we cherish the moments of celebration, organizing multiple team parties throughout the year to strengthen the bonds among our members.

    But it doesn’t stop there – we are committed to giving back to our community by providing free memberships to families in need, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the transformative benefits of Jiu Jitsu, and sponsoring community events like the ARAS farmers market, The Great Rural Race, and other local clubs. Through these endeavors, we strive to be a positive force within our community and make a lasting impact in Ardrossan.

    What do people say about us?

    • Our whole family trains at GCA. Two little ninjas and two adults. The classes are great and Coach Deven is great with the kids. An excellent team environment for everyone.

      The adults Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing/Muay Thai is awesome! Great workout, good people and suitable for all levels.

      It’s right in Ardrossan which makes it a perfect choice for acreage folks too.

      Iain Thomas
    • This has been a phenomenal school to learn jiu jitsu from. Deven is incredibly thorough and detailed in teaching the techniques and has the patience to work through them with you as slow as necessary. The atmosphere and comradery in the gym will make anyone have a great time and look forward to their next class. Can’t recommend enough.

      Cam Bradshaw
    • My youngest son had anxiety and was so scared when he first started learning Jiu-jitsu. He couldn’t even step on the mat. Deven was so patient and the whole Ground Control community was so welcoming and supportive. In less than 5 months, my son has done a complete 180. He is so much more confident and even competed in his first competition and received third place in his division! Deven’s coaching has been incredible that even my other son has join Ground Control, who also was scared and nervous to try Jiu-jitsu.

      This community has been life changing for my family and we all owe it to Ground Control Academy!

      Lindsey Kraemer




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    Call us: 780-699-1970

    60 First Ave, Ardrossan, AB T8E 2A2, Canada