Ian Kosaka was born in 1998 in Colorado, but moved to Novi at age three. He started karate in 2004 from FSDC and moved up the ranks until he was promoted to first degree black belt in December of 2010 and second degree in March of 2013. He reached 3rd degree in June 2015. His younger sister Lily is also a black belt in FSDC. In 2011 he was chosen Top Male Karateka of the Year 12 and Under by the Isshinryu Hall of Fame, and has won many awards in local tournaments as well. Outside karate, Ian plays the viola, enjoys movies, training with his friends, and taking part in the Sword Class also offered by FSDC.