Robert is available to give seminars to a wide range of martial arts groups including (but not limited to) Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Aikido, and others. His broad experience of martial arts means that there are a variety of interesting and practical topics which he can teach to your students.
Seminars include 'Pressure Points - the good, the bad and the downright stupid.'; 'Self Defence for Martial Artists - it's not just about winning fights.'; 'Tai Chi Combat - the difference between form and function.' and several other subjects. Call 07771 333 369 to discuss your requirements.
Seminars for martial artists.
Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy Tai Chi & Self Defence
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 £24. Tai Chi Martial Art: 90 minute session - fee £45.
Note: a private session can be for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people - fee is per session, not per person.
Call 07771 333 369 to book.
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.
Private sessions are available: 90 minute session - fee £45 45 minute session (over 60s or people who are unable to train for 90 minutes due to physical issues) - fee £24
Note: A private session can be for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people - fee is per session, not per person.
Call 07771 333 369 to book.
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. Every Monday evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee £6 per session. Bader Hall at the Victoria Centre, 46-50 Palk Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1HR. Starting May 2nd - Every Wednesday 12:00 (noon) to 1 p.m. Fee £6 per session. Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Rd, Wellingborough NN9 6AT. Every Wednesday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fee £5 per session. The Pemberton Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden NN10 9YP. Every Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free for centre members, £5 per session (£3.80 for over 60's) for non-members, pay at reception.
For several years Robert has been giving talks to Womens Institute groups. The title of the interactive talk is 'Tai Chi for Health, Fitness and Self Defence' - originally given to groups in Gloucestershire and now to WI groups in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire
After a talk in 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 - Yelvertoft WI.
And an email received in Jan 2018: "We really enjoyed your Tai Chi session last night. You were a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. It was good to have a go too! All in all a fun session and great to do something well-being related in January." D Parry - Chalgrave WI. 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.
Talks and workshops.
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.
I love the idea of using my body to function as a unified unit which is what Tai Chi allows me. It stretches my physical 'me' but does not leave me feeling exhausted. And after a Tai Chi class I am refreshed. Including Chi-Kung moves and meditation techniques. Thank you Robert for your humorous quotes !! - Siew-Peng Crevel.
More testimonials near end of this webpage :)
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).
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 not a cross between Rambo and Superman. He is in fact, sixty-four 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.
Tai Chi Training videos
At a seminar...
More - testimonials
I have not been doing Tai Chi for very long, but I'm enjoying classes very much. Classes are fun and relaxing and suitable for most abilities. Robert is very patient. Everyone will have different reasons for doing Tai Chi. I have had hip and knee replacements and it is a form of exercise that I can do which helps with balance, well being and fitness too. - Julie D.
Rob is quiote 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.
Tai-Chi classes are fun, graceful, informative, calming but invigorating at the same time - without any pain! We are so lucky to have Robert and Lee in the area. - Linda Watts.
Agar-Hutton Martial Arts Academy Office address: 27 Ballantyne Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9FJ. Tel: 07771 333 369 Email: email@example.com