Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance Kenneth Kao

Kenneth Kao Pole Ninja Workshops

Pole-kour: Bails, Tricks, and Jumps Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)
$50
Intermediate and Up

Parkour in pole! Learn the basics of the Parkour landing, cast, lache, and broad jump, and how to adapt these skills to pole. Some fun and exciting momentum based tricks will come from this, and you leave with new certainty in your own safety, giving you the freedom to be fearless when exploring your art. This is a workshop for intermediate levels and up (prereqs: leg hangs, inversions, shoulder mounts).

Easy Can Look Hard Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm (90 min)
$50
Intermediate and Up

Here’s the thing about Acrobatic Pole. It uses momentum and commitment to make things happen. It’s fancy, and often scary, but the truth is that with the right progressions, many moves become easy and safer than you’d think. Contained within this workshop are the flashy moves made simple. These are the crowd pleasers, the dramatic poses, the wow factors. And the best part? This is the actually the stuff that gives you the time to breathe. This is an intermediate level and up workshop.

Bio

Dr. Ken is the 2014 Men’s Pro US National Pole Championship Silver Medalist, 2014 Pacific Men’s Pro Champion, recipient of the 2013 Pole Expo Pole Classic second-place and People’s Choice Award, 5th place finalist in the 2014 World Pole Cup in Brazil, amongst UPA’s 2013 Top 20 Poler’s Choice Awards, and nominee for “Most Inspiring Performer” by the 2014 PWN Awards. He is best known for being the first performer to jump between two chrome poles spaced 8 feet apart in competition venue.

He is a Master Instructor at Vertical Fusion, located in Boulder, Colorado, graduate and editor of the elevatED pole and flexibility instructor course, AMP Parkour Coaching Certified instructor at APEX Movement Parkour Gym. He runs the online pole tutorial series, “Doctor Ken’s Pole Ninja Tutorials” on YouTube, and has appeared twice in Ninja Warrior, interviewed with several news segments both nationally and internationally due to his unique perspective as both a Chiropractor and athlete.

As a Chiropractor, he is the owner and doctor of Vital Balance Chiropractic, LLC, where he specializes in athletes and trauma. Considered Parkour’s Official Chiropractor by Mark Toorock of American Parkour, Ken has worked with several famous traceurs such as Brian Orosco and Levi Meeuwenberg, and he is frequently invited to speak around the country. He is APEX Movement’s Pro-Team Doctor.

Ken’s diverse background gives him specific and unique perspectives when teaching pole, and he believes that with the right progressions, anything the mind can imagine, the body can do.