A TEAM of seven athletes won eight medals at an annual martial arts competition in Glasgow this month.

The group were representing the Submission Factory, based at the Scottish Martial Arts Centre in Tullibody.

Fighting in the Annual Scottish Cup for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the seven competitors brought back four gold medals and two for both silver and bronze.

First on the day to make the podium was Shaun Conway, who put on a very impressive performance, finishing his first three opponents by submission using the same techniques his coach, Craig McIntosh, is renowned for.

Shaun then made his way to the final where he went up against an opponent from one of the UK's top MMA gyms, Glasgow's GripHouse.

Despite controlling the match from the start and scoring a takedown early on, Shaun was unable to get the finish; however; as he managed to dominate the match for a solid points victory he earned himself a gold medal in his weight category.

Next to make it on the podium were Patryk Koziol and Philip Winkle who were both competing in the same weight category and put on a great performance throughout before facing each other.

Philip was able to win by points decision and progress to pick up a silver medal, losing a decision in the final while Patryk won another match to claim bronze.

Patryk, who has only been training nine months, then decided to enter the open weight category to challenge against several much larger and more experienced opponents and put on an incredible performance, winning all his matches, to capture another gold medal.

Despite coaching on the day, head coach Craig McIntosh also decided to compete in the expert category and picked up a gold medal by way of submission using his signature move "The Scottish Neck-Tie."

Other Submission Factory winners include Dublin athlete Sean O'Cearra who won gold and bronze medals and Charles Johnstone who won a silver.