FMA Circle of Negros Island, Philippines FMA Circle of Negros Island, Philippines

Thursday, February 23, 2006


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. He started taking pictures for the manual last February 21, 2006.

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.

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


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