WISBECH: Kickboxer picked for England

PUBLISHED: 16:12 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

Chris Knott, kickboxer

Chris Knott, kickboxer

By ADAM LAZZARI WISBECH kickboxer Chris Knott has been picked for England – just three years after taking up the martial art. Knott, 38, a member of the Cobra Academy of Martial Arts, in King s Lynn, will fight for England against Scotland in Dundee in Ma

By ADAM LAZZARI

WISBECH kickboxer Chris Knott has been picked for England - just three years after taking up the martial art.

Knott, 38, a member of the Cobra Academy of Martial Arts, in King's Lynn, will fight for England against Scotland in Dundee in March.

Instructor Dell Mann said: "Chris always gives 110 per cent in and away from the gym and his progress has been phenomenal.

"I am delighted that he has been selected to represent his country - he fully deserves it."

Knott was picked by a team of national selectors, including Grandmaster Goff, the head of the European Federation of Kickboxing, who have visited the King's Lynn gym and watched video footage of him in action.

Knott, who took up kickboxing just three years ago, said: "I was shocked when Dell told me I'd been picked for England.

"Everything's been going well for me in training but I didn't expect a national call-up. I can't wait for it to start."

Knott will fly out to Dundee a few days before the fight to give him time to rest.

He will be joined by a team from the Cobra Academy.

Knott is also hoping to be selected for a Cobra team that will fight in the World Games in India next month.

A member of the academy is also to be selected for the World Federation of Kickboxing eight-man tournament in County Durham, in June.

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