Many were left wondering who the tribute at the end of Episode 3 "Playing with Fire" of Cobra Kai Season 5 was meant for. Jeff Kay was a beloved Film Production Crew member and played a large role in the production of Netflix hit Karate series Cobra Kai Season 5. He died suddenly of a heart attack on 10/17/2022 during the filming of Cobra Kai season 5 tragically.
Jeffery James Kay was the Assistant Director of Cobra Kai Season 5. Born 04/11/1965 in Los Angeles, he led a long career in film. Notable works include, Courage Under Fire (1996), Powder (1995) and Gettysburg (1993).
While Jeff Kay wasn't known for appearing on screen in a Karate Gi, he played amazing support roles behind the scenes to help bring us a show we love.
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Colton Woodard is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuniba Kai Karate Do and holds the title of Kyoshi as well. He loves to teach Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido and considers himself a lifetime student in pursuit of self improvement in both Martial Arts and in Character. Colton loves to visit Japan and speaks conversational Japanese and can write quite a few Kanji. He is a Karate competitor and coach and loves to exercise and make new memories with people all over the world.
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