After a spell, ?forbidden, you touch my skin. forbidden, you drink my blood, forbidden you eat my flesh. kawang tendon, bone wesi, steel skin. I came out of the womb of the mother. I say la ilaha illahu. So at that moment he was stabbed with machetes into thighs, arms, stomach and other body parts. By the time she began to grab the attraction of a child’s neck as he wielded his machete to the child. Oddly enough machetes used bolt is missing leaving a very dangerous injury to the child.
Attraction is very dangerous as we used to know called Debus, said that the martial arts Debus, derived from the Al Madad. The longer this martial art growing and growing in all societies banten as entertainment for the public art. The core is still very strong performance martial arts or martial arts movement and use of weapons. Art Debus banten many uses and focus on one player immune to attack sharps, and this kind of sharp weapon called the whistle.
Art is growing and developing since hundreds of years ago, along with the development of Islamic religion in Banten. At the beginning of this art has a function as the spread of religion, but in the Dutch colonial era and during the reign of Sultan Agung Tirtayasa. This martial art is used to excite banten fighters and the people who carried out against the Dutch colonization. Because at that time the power is not balanced, the Dutch have a very complete weapons and sophisticated. Pressed banten fighters and the people, the only weapon they have none other than the heritage of martial arts whistle, and they do a guerrilla resistance.
Debus in Arabic which means sharp weapons made of iron, has a pointed tip and a round shape. With this tool whistle players hurt, and usually can not penetrate even whistle was beaten many times by others. Attractions Attractions body immunity is another variation that is performed Debus. Among other things, belly pierced with a sharp object or a spear, cut body with a machete until the injured and uninjured, eating fire, insert a long needle into the tongue, skin, cheeks until translucent and does not hurt. Cut limbs to wounded and bleeding but can be healed in that instant, flushing the body with hard water until the clothes on the body were destroyed, chew glass / broken glass, burned the body. And many more attractions that they do.
In performing this attraction every player has a heavy requirements, before performing a ritual they perform the ritual given by their teachers. Usually done 1 – 2 weeks before the ritual performed. They also demanded a strong faith and be confident with the teachings of Islam. Taboo for whistle players are not supposed to drink alcohol, gambling, playing a woman, or steal. And the players also have to believe and not doubt hesitate in carrying out such actions, violations committed by a player can be very dangerous to the player’s soul.
According to some historical sources, Debus has a relationship with the congregation in Islamic teachings. The core is very thick with religious philosophy, they are in very good condition for face to face with his god. They slammed a sharp object into their bodies, no effort but because God alone. If God does not allow machetes, knives and bullets hurt them. And they will not hurt.
At this time many warriors Debus, live in sub Walantaka, keragilan, and SERANG region. Which is unfortunate existence of the longer Debus diminished, because the youth prefer to seek another livelihood. And because of this attraction is also quite dangerous to do, because not many players are rarely harmed by the whistle of practice and there is a “stupid” to show what they do. So the longer this cultural heritage increasingly extinct. In the past we can see the attraction of this Debus banten in many areas, but now there are only whistle attractions at events – a particular event. So not every day we can see this attraction. Cultural heritage, which increasingly undermined by the changes of time.