What makes our instructors special? It's simply the fact that they can teach YOU how to develop the mindset and physical skills that will help you to get fit and keep you healthy

Robert Agar-Hutton

The founder and chief instructor of the Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy is Robert Agar-Hutton. Robert is ranked as a Senior Level Tai Chi instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (the highest of their four instructor grades). He is 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.

His day-to-day job is running a publishing company that produces eBooks and paperbacks (see if you are interested), however his abiding passion is the study and teaching of Tai Chi and other martial arts.

Robert is regularly asked to teach Tai Chi and Self Defence at seminars in the UK, USA and Malaysia. 

Lee Agar-Hutton

Lee Agar-Hutton 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). 


"Rob is quite good at teaching Tai Chi he knows all about it, past & present. He does take it seriously but also makes the lessons fun and enjoyable. It is hard work but the exercises keep us fit and healthy."
- Jean Morris

"Robert and Lee are excellent teachers; always working together to support students and encourage them to reach their full potential. They do this by using differentiated approaches, in order to meet individual requirements. Coupled with their vast knowledge and skills, their enthusiastic approach encourages students to make outstanding progress, whilst still enjoying the lessons."
- Ken Bartlett

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Who are the TCUGB

"The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) was founded in 1991 with the aim of representing every recognised style of Tai Chi Chuan, to improve and promote the art in all its aspects, health, aesthetic meditation and self defence and to provide a source of information on classes etc. for the general public."


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Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy, 27 Ballantyne Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9FJ.

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