The Chaos of Balance–Kenneth Kao

A man searching for a balanced life has many stories.



Dr. Ken is a Chiropractor, Parkour/Freerunning/Kung Fu Instructor, writer, and pole dancer.

Outside of the norm, Dr. Ken loves board games, reading, League of Legends, and traveling.  He dreams of immersing himself in new cultures and meeting people with unique perspectives to grow his understanding of philosophy, the human condition, and the world.  Basically, he wants to live life learning about stuff so that he can put more and better stuff into his books so that he can travel more to learn about stuff to put…

Oh, and he has Chinchillas.

More Deets–


Dr. Ken specializes in structure and athletes, particularly in relation to Parkour.  He is considered by Mark Toorock of American Parkour to be the Official Parkour Doctor, and is the Pro Team Doctor of APEX Movement as well as the Health Forums Moderator at APK.  He is the recipient of the Dr. George Goodheart Jr. Scholarship and the Peggy Sherman Leadership Scholarship, and he was the first student to ever publish and present at the ICAK International Conference.  He has studied privately in Japan with Dr. Shan-Chi Ko, founder of Collateral Meridian Therapy.  He is frequently interviewed and has appeared in newspapers and media such as Reuters and 9 News because of his unique perspective on Health and Parkour as both doctor and practitioner.

Learn more about his clinic, Vital Balance Chiropractic at:


Dr. Ken has been practicing Parkour since 2003.  He is one of the founding members of Colorado Parkour and has been teaching at APEX Movement since 2009.  He currently teaches at the Boulder gym and has appeared in Ninja Warrior and many local news segments.  He has been a fight choreographer for some local films and has experience working closely with various stunt teams.

Learn about his gym and team at:


Kenneth Kao is a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, and Taos Toolbox in 2013–all of which are by-application professional writing workshops.  He is also an active member of SFWA, Codex Writer’s Forum and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.  His fiction has sold to OSC’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Magazine, Drabblecast, and others.

Find his writing at:

(Stars indicate personal favorites)

***”Memories of Forgetting”-Daily Science Fiction

“Selfless”-Daily Science Fiction


“Only Backwards”-Daily Science Fiction

“For Lenore”-Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

***”The Trickster’s Bones”-Buzzy Magazine.

“Make Believe,” at Toasted Cake

“Evolution of a Thread” at Suddenly Lost in Words.

“Cereal as a Distraction to Meta-Awareness” at Horror D’oeuvres with DarkFuse.


“Divine Joke” at Grand Science Fiction.

“Scars of Warfare” at Digital Science Fiction.

Pole Dancing:


Ken has been pole dancing since Sept ’12.  Since being introduced to pole and seeing incredible feats that combine dance, strength, and technique all into one insane little package.  He recently competed in September 2013 for the Pole Expo Pole Classic Competition, and took 2nd place as well as winning the “People’s Choice” award for loudest cheering.

You can see him perform here:


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