Photo by John Herndon
Braxton Briscoe gives a kick to a training dummy in his garage, which serves as a makeshift training gym. The Anderson County Middle School student has his sights on a world championship in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Kicking and grappling to his goal

The goal seems so far away and might sometimes feel like it is on another planet.

But it’s realistic for Braxton Briscoe.

The eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School wants to be a world champion and those in the know say it could happen.

And could happen soon.