Koda is the son of U.S. Yukoshai Karate founder Soke Hiroyuki Koda. He holds a 4th degree black belt in that form and has won numerous martial arts championships. Koda got his start in acting as a 12-year-old in a commercial. He pursued a film career as a stunt performer and now works steadily as a stunt coordinator and second-unit director for action sequences. His big break was in the 2001 film The Mummy Returns where as fight coordinator/fight director he trained and directed stars Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Lately he has been working on his own short film projects as well as performing.
- Parker, Melissa (July 10, 2009) "Hollywood stuntman, Hiro Koda, opens club in Prattville" Our Prattville