3 mates fighting fit for gym business

MMA to Dividends

Craig Macintosh, Calum Murrie and Gary Priestly have been competitive Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters for many years, loving their sport and have spent the last 12 years traveling the world competing and learning from the best coaches. Through the years they decided to become instructors alongside their ‘day jobs’, training and fighting. It was always a dream for them to open a gym and be able to share their experience and knowledge with others and now that dream has come true as they open their first gym together in Alloa.

Following their Passion

Craig had worked in an office job for 12 years, Calum as a tradesman for 16 years and Gary has worked in various jobs before making the leap to personal training and martial arts coaching a few years back while also studying at college, but their true passion has always been MMA. Due to the various aspects of lockdown, redundancy and furlough they are now following their true passion to provide mixed martial arts for everyone. They are fully aware the benefits this can bring to individuals by promoting positive change and a healthy lifestyle.

The Submission Factory

The new custom built Mixed Martial Arts facility will be in Unit 3, Block 1, Cooperage Way Business Village in Alloa. This central location will provide a range of classes, coaching and programmes for everyone at all abilities;

  • Adult classes in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kettlebells
  • Kids classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and MMA
  • Ladies Only MMA Fitness
  • Beginners classes
  • Advanced classes
  • 1-2-1 instructor/coaching

Why the Submission Factory?

The team already have an established group of successful competitors in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing competitions. They are looking forward to building on that success and offer their members a huge variety of classes to improve their skills. They are also part of an affiliation group consisting of the leading mixed martial arts gyms in the country, allowing their students to access interclub competitions in a friendly and safe environment, building confidence before choosing to compete in front of a crowd.

Be part of the team

The Submission Factory are aiming to take on new members from the 1st of June on a reduced timetable with some trial classes going live in the weeks prior. They are hoping to launch their full timetable in late June with the official opening day as July 3rd – restrictions permitting.


You can follow the new business on Facebook and Instagram (@SubmissionFactoryMMA) or email them at submissionfactory@outlook.com. Their website will be live in a couple of weeks.