Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy
27 Ballantyne Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9FJ.
Tel: 07771 333 369

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Stay Healthy - Stay Safe
Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy Tai Chi & Self Defence
Self Defence
Man or woman, young or old, you can learn how to survive a physical assault.

The hardest thing to learn is that YOU can defend yourself. You don't need to be tough or big or vicious. Indeed self defence can be most effective when your potential attacker is overconfident because you do not look like a cross between 'Rambo', 'Godzilla' and the 'Zombie biker from hell'.

You can learn how to protect yourself and those you care for. It's not 'easy' as it does require perseverance and practice but it is something that you can do, no matter what your background or circumstances.

Group sessions will be starting in late 2017.

Private sessions are available NOW.

90 minute session - fee £60
45 minute session (over 60s or people who are unable to train for 90 minutes due to physical issues) - fee £25

Note: A private session can be for 1, 2 or 3 people - fee is per session, not per person.

Call 07771 333 369 to book.
Tai Chi (sometimes spelt Taiji) is a Chinese Martial and Health Art which was originally developed several hundred years ago as an effective form of self protection. However as the years passed it was noticed that the natural and gentle movements that were taught to Tai Chi students had many health benefits. Thus the emphasis of the art in modern times is often only on this aspect, however to gain the full benefits of Tai Chi you need to learn the full art. We teach the full art incorporating the martial aspects as well as the health ones.

However, we do realise that not everybody wants or is capable of learning the full art so our sessions and curriculum are designed to allow people to learn just the health aspects if they want or both the health and martial aspects if they are able.

Group sessions run at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden, and the Village Hall at Chelveston.

Private sessions are also available:
Tai Chi for Health: 45 minute session - fee £25.
Tai Chi Martial Art: 90 minute session - fee £60

Note: a private session can be for 1, 2 or 3 people - fee is per session, not per person.

Call 07771 333 369 to book.
Tai Chi
NEWS: Tai Chi sessions at The Pemberton Centre Rushden every Friday 11:30-12:30 a.m. Cost for non-members £5 per session or £3.80 for over 60's.
Tai Chi
Stanwick Village Hall, Spencer Parade, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6QJ.
Monday Evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  fee £6 per session.

Chelveston Village Hall, Chelveston - every Wednesday 2:00-3:00 p.m. - fee per session £5.

The Pemberton Centre, Rushden - every Friday 11:30-12:30 p.m. - free for centre members, £5 per session for non-members or £3.80 for over 60's (pay at reception).

Tel 07771 333 369 for more information.

At a seminar...
Robert - Tai Chi and Self Defence instructor
Lee - Tai Chi and Qigong instructor
Robert Agar-Hutton
Lee Agar-Hutton teaches Tai Chi and Qigong. She has been involved with Tai Chi for nearly thirty years and is an Advanced Level instructor with The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

She is also a keen gym member and almost every day will see her attending a class of Yoga or Pump or Bodycombat or LBT. She believes that a balanced approach to fitness is best, combining the aerobic and more 'sweaty' fitness regimes along with the slightly more sedate (but no easier) disciplines of Yoga and Tai Chi.

One difference between Robert and Lee is that whereas Robert likes to explain the whys and wherefores of the art so that students can understand the reasons behind what they are doing, Lee is more of a 'Just DO It' instructor so her sessions can be pretty intense (in a slow and relaxed way).
Lee Agar-Hutton
The founder and chief instructor of the Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy is Robert (Sifu Robert - if you want to be formal, 'sifu' meaning 'teacher'). He is ranked as a Senior Level Tai Chi instructor (the highest of their four instructor grades) with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. He is also a sixth degree black belt in Karate Jutsu and an expert martial artist with 46 years of training and over 25 years of teaching experience.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Martial Arts and Sports Psychology from the University of Derby (Buxton Campus) which he earned after three years of full time study at University, as a mature student, between 2007 and 2010. This degree makes him one of only a handful of instructors with both practical and formal academic knowledge of martial arts in the UK.

He is regularly asked to teach Martial Arts and Physical Defensive Skills at seminars in the UK, USA and Malaysia.

Robert is also the author of the books (and eBooks) "How To Deal With Verbal Aggression" and "Anger Management For You" which sell worldwide (via Amazon and other outlets) as well as several martial arts eBooks.

Robert is not a cross between Rambo and Superman. He is in fact, sixty-three years of age, with grey hair (much less of it than there used to be) and is a little overweight. At five foot six inches tall with his normal lopsided grin, the only person he can intimidate is... Well actually he has never intimidated anyone...

So what makes Robert special? It's simply the fact that he can teach YOU how to develop the mindset and physical skills that will keep you healthy and safe. If you are big and strong, great... you can be shown how to add to those attributes. If you are small and weak you can learn how knowledge, attitude and technique will allow you to protect yourself. Even if you are unfit or a little bit frail, well no worries because with the training that Robert can provide, you WILL be able to learn how to get fit, keep healthy, and protect yourself.
Talks and workshops...
For the last few years Robert has been giving talks to Womens Institute groups. The title of the interactive talk is 'Tai Chi for Health, Fitness and Seld Defence' - originally given to groups in Gloucestershire and now in to WI groups in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

After a recent talk (March 2017), a letter was received, which said:

"Just a note to thank you for attending our March meeting and giving us such an enjoyable evening.

It was lovely to see so many of our members participating in the art, whether standing or sitting, and to listen to the comments after, of how much they enjoyed you being with us.

We thank you too for giving us a better understanding of Tai Chi.

We would have no hesitation of recommending your visit to others'"

Mrs B Wright, Programme Secretary.
(Reproduced here by permission)

If you are involved with any group, club, organisation, company or etc... and would like Robert to come along and give a talk, demonstration, or workshop please contact him on 07771 333 369.