Professor Sam returns to talk about building a successful academy, why you don’t need to be a world champion to be a great teacher, teaching your students the way they learn and the prank war between himself and Ryan’s instructor Professor Paul Creighton. Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • Catching up / His academy’s success
  • Building an academy
  • Struggles of running an academy
  • Do you need to be a world champion to run a successful academy?
  • Pitfalls to avoid in academy ownership
  • The value of mentors
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • Becoming humble through Jiu-Jitsu
  • Sam Joseph vs Paul Creighton (Ryan’s instructor) – The epic prank war
  • Daredevil / Punisher / Lost / The Sopranos
  • Teaching brand new students
  • Understanding that everyone learns differently
  • Holding competitors to a higher standard
  • Finding the right training environment / Leaving a negative environment