Thursday, February 7, 2008


Master Ronnie “Nonoy” A. Rocillo had requested James U. Sy Jr., Founder of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), to document the standard techniques of wild judo through a manual. Sy, known for his research and documentation of the various Negrense Filipino martial arts, had started drafting the manual when he was introduced to the art last year.

Several of the pictures for the manual had already been taken last February 21 and 25, 2006 both in Bayawan and Bacolod Cities with the participation of Wild Judo Instructor Robennie “Nene” A. Rocillo, CMAS Co-Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, and Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis Instructor Joeffrey S. Deriada. The manual is meant to preserve the techniques of wild judo as taught by its founder.

Wild judo is an empty handed fighting method developed by Grandmaster Norberto “Norbing” A. Mamar which borrowed the widely popular Japanese term judo in reference to its use of various indigenous throwing, jointlocking, and other grappling techniques. Wild signifies that the art developed freely like the wild plants that grew in the forest. The art is now based in Bayawan City, Oriental Negros.

Grandmaster “Norbing” Mamar promoted Ronnie “Nonoy” A. Rocillo and Joselito R. Tomulto to master rank last October 24, 2005. Ronnie’s younger brother Robennie “Nene” A. Rocillo was named instructor. The newly promoted instructors were students of the late Master Paquito “Pacquit” Rocillo, the father of the Rocillos and a student of GM “Norbing” Mamar. The trio has a combined 79 years of martial arts experience.

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