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 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

Robert Agar-Hutton

The founder and chief instructor of the Agar-Hutton Tai Chi Academy is Robert Agar-Hutton. He is a Master Instructor of Tai Chi as well as having experience of many other martial arts (Including having a sixth degree Black Belt in Karate Jutsu). He started training in martial arts in 1971 and Tai Chi around 1979 he began teaching in 1993.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Martial Arts and Sports Psychology from the University of Derby. He earned his degree after three years of full time study, as a mature student, between 2007 and 2010. The degree makes him one of only a handful of people (and probably the only Tai Chi instructor) with both practical experience and formal academic knowledge of martial arts in the UK.

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

To contact Robert call 07771 333 369.

Lee Agar-Hutton

Lee Agar-Hutton has been studying Tai Chi for 30 years and teaching for 20.

She believes that a balanced approach to fitness is best, combining 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). 

Doris Schierer

Doris Schierer initially practised Tai Chi to complement Ballroom dance training, then studied to qualify as Tai Chi instructor with Robert Agar-Hutton (She is currently a level 1 instructor). She taught lessons with the Northampton Association for the Blind and currently runs weekday Morning Exercise at Abington Park.

Doris says:
"Tai Chi helps to improve balance and the control of movement. An awareness of how we move enables us to find the most economic and relaxed way. Tai Chi also gently strengthens and increases flexibility with continued practice."

Her classes  cover three aspects of Tai Chi:
1 - “Waking up the body” – a gentle warm up
2 - Tai Chi moves and forms – improving balance and control of movement.
3 - QiGong exercise - focussing on breathing and muscle relaxation. 

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Agar-Hutton Tai Chi Academy, 27 Ballantyne Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9FJ.

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Phone: 07771 333 369