Kenneth Kao has been a Parkour practitioner and trainer for many years, and has mastered several martial arts disciplines, so his transition into pole dancing took his friends and family by surprise.
Dubbed a ‘Pole Ninja’ by the pole dancing community, he raised a few brows for his choice, but he credits the activity for truly opening his mind and expanding his horizons.
He created the concept of Pole-Kour, which applies techniques from Parkour to pole dancing.
Kenneth Kao is committed to getting rid of the stigma that is associated with pole dancing for having its roots in exotic dancing.
Here, Kao speaks about his journey and experiences.
The elbow grip shoulder mount to ayesha is a favorite when I teach it in workshops, so I thought I'd throw a combination around it. I ended up with an interesting planche at the end, so I kept this version. #kennethkao #poleninja #pdplanche #pdtabletop #doctorkenpoleninja #poleathlete #poletrick #polecombo #poleworkshops #pdayesha #pdshouldermount #pdtransition #staticpole