Claudia began her martial arts training in Isshinryu Karate at Chester Karate Academy under George Calvert in The American Budo Kai along with her husband and 4 children. Two years after beginning her training she became Mr. Calvert's assistant. In 1995 she became a full instructor and began teaching teens and adults in Chester. In September of 1998 her family opened Chatham Karate Academy, and in January 2005 they opened the Mendham Karate Academy. Chatham was relocated to Madison in 2014 and Mendham relocated to Bernardsville in 2015.Claudia is a student of A.J. Advincula Sensei and was awarded the title of Kyoshi in 2017 along with her husband. In addition to the study of Isshinryu and it's philosphy, she is a student of ACE Escrima, Hindiandi Gunfu and Kobudo under Advincula Sensei.