2014 Dojo Members Hall of Fame Inductees
Cuban-Assassin is not only popular on Cigar Dojo, this man is a real-life Cigar Celebrity! Operating as the social media rep/purchaser for New Jersey’s Berkeley Humidor, much of Cuban-Assassin’s contributions to Cigar Dojo come behind the scenes – bringing the industry leaders to Cigar Dojo! Cuban-Assassin is a man of fine tastes, Dojo members are often left in awe with the rare selections smoked by Mr.Assassin – often consisting of a Fuente Fuente OpusX variety.
- Location: New Jersey
- Cigar Dojo member since: Jan. 2nd, 2013
- Post count at HOF admittance: 2,962
I like to think of Juan as the “secret underground ruler” of the cigar world! This man knows his cigars, and his opinion is valued – Juan Cancel could probably have a Fuente or Padrón cigar made in his name and they’d sell like hot cakes! He is also the organizer of the Port Authority Police Hispanic Society Cigar Night Out Charity Fundraiser (Cuban-Assassin might be the only one who can say that from memory), an event that features the biggest names in the industry. Juan is one of the first members on Cigar Dojo, and like Cuban-Assassin, has been a key component in bringing Cigar Dojo to the big players in the cigar world – which eventually translates to: better features for the Cigar Dojo app!
- Location: New Jersey
- Cigar Dojo member since: Oct. 2nd, 2012
- Post count at HOF admittance: 256
I think all will agree that ever since his debut onto the Cigar Dojo community, Simon has been the epitome of a BOTL. Simon is quick to welcome new members with a friendly greeting and is sure to comment on darn-near every post! While he has only been a member for 1 year (to the day, coincidentally), the Dojo staff could hardly imagine Cigar Dojo without him. He is also somewhat of a pairings expert, and Dojo members often check to see what craft beer, whiskey, and boutique cigar pairings he’s come up with.
- Location: Florida
- Cigar Dojo member since: Nov. 6th, 2013
- Post count at HOF admittance: 13,857
George is one of the longest-standing members currently on Cigar Dojo, not only that, but he also has the best facial hair we’ve ever seen! George portrays a friendly, laid back atmosphere and easily “jells” with any group in the community. In 2013, he met up with the Cigar Dojo staff in Las Vegas for the Cigar Dojo Vegas Bash and we can now officially confirm: George23 is the real deal.
- Location: Georgia
- Cigar Dojo member since: Jan. 14th, 2013
- Post count at HOF admittance: 7,278
Do we even need to say anything?! Jaelipp has been a household name for Cigar Dojo members since the very beginning. Whether he’s entertaining with a hilariously photoshopped cigar entry, or a blunt commentary on smoking in the bathroom, Jaelipp is the life of the party! But there’s a softer side to Mr. Jae as well, often organizing group efforts to send relief to those in need, such as bringing cigars to the troops. Jaelipp was an early proponent for the “cigar bomb” and even helped write the Cigar Dojo guidelines for the “cigar bomb” and “PIF”.
- Location: Texas
- Cigar Dojo member since: Oct. 30th, 2012
- Post count at HOF admittance: 3,781
The Misfits are such an impactful sub-group on Cigar Dojo, we decided to add a category to the Hall of Fame awards: Cigar Dojo Group of the Year. Unlike most sub-groups, these guys know no bounds, i.e. they’re from all over the world (they are also somewhat unpredictable…)! In the fall of 2014, the Misfits organized one of the largest collection of Dojo members to date – specifically, in one house. Yes, the Misfits set out to rent a mansion in Las Vegas and let the inevitable madness ensue. Misfit members flew in from as far as Hawaii and Australia to attend the meet up, and God only knows how they made it out alive! These guys may be a bit off-the-cuff and unpredictable, but Dojo members know them to also be very helpful and agreeable, as well as entertaining…
- Location: Worldwide
- Sub-group creation date: Dec. 20th, 2013