When TheDOJO opened up at it’s current location in Rutherford NJ one of the things that was left behind in our previous location was the soda machine. This was a conscious choice towards a healthy lifestyle for all students and families. We eliminated beverages that were sugary, contained artificial ingredients, artificial colors, or high fructose corn syrup, making the switch to only bottled water. Then, we took it to the next level. In our ongoing practice of self awareness and environmental consciousness, we reduced our consumption of single use water bottles by removing our vending machine. We encourage our students and families to participate by using re-usable water bottles whenever possible. Caring for the environment IS self defense.