Master Ronnie “Nonoy” A. Rocillo certified Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) Founder James U. Sy Jr. as a 4th generation instructor in the Bayawanon art of wild judo last April 4, 2006 at the Rocillo Residence, Gomez St., Bayawan City, Oriental Negros.
Sy started training in wild judo late last year. Prior to the promotion, Sy was already a certified instructor in several arts, among them Lapu-Lapu Viñas arnis, Togle style modern arnis, Galvarole style dynamic arnis, and aikido.
Sy earned the distinction as the first in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to be so certified in wild judo, the indigenous Bayawanon empty handed art of jointlocking and throwing founded by Grandmaster Norberto “Norbing” A. Mamar.
The first set of promotions in wild judo was awarded by GM “Norbing” Mamar to Robennie “Nene” A. Rocillo (instructor) and Ronnie “Nonoy” A. Rocillo and Joselito R. Tomulto (master) last October 24, 2005 in Bayawan City. GM “Norbing” Mamar, who is a cousin of the late founder of Original Filipino Tapado Grandmaster Romeo “Nono” C. Mamar of Bago City, taught his art to the late Master Paquitoi “Paquit” Rocillo, who in turn taught his sons and Tomulto.
Sy had already started teaching wild judo to some core members of his Conceptual Martial Arts Society, among them Joeffrey S. Deriada, Francis Stephen A. Diaz, and Dante L. Robles.