Cobra Kai stunt coordinators Hiro Koda and Jahnel Curfman talk about how the fight-heavy show garnered them Emmy attention in season 2.
Stunts are a mainstay of many genre television dramas these days, but few shows integrate fight choreography into the story as completely as YouTube Premium’s Cobra Kai, the small screen continuation of the legacy that began with The Karate Kid films. No wonder, then, that stunt coordinators Hiro Koda and Jahnel Curfman have been nominated for an Emmy for their work on the show in the recently concluded season 2. We spoke to the married couple and professional partners about the experience they’ve had working on such a fight-heavy series.
Den Of Geek: Cobra Kai season 2 ended with a game-changing fight sequence between the two dojos. What went into choreographing something of that scale?
Hiro Koda: It was a massive sequence that we had to put together,