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Assalamua'laikum to everyone,I would like to share with you all my website about Cimande Macan Guling and Debus from Banten. I'm sorry, until now my website is mainly in french but you may like to see some photos and videos from our art and from our trips to the mother country of our style.http://www.cimandefrance.com/.............................WassalamGorka
Assalamua'laikum Bram,The video you're talking about was taken in Serang during the Cimande Macan Guling Keceran 2004 (if my memory is not wrong).This is a Debus representation. My understanding of ilmu kebal is small.Banten is very famous about his Debus. Debus includes a lot of different demonstrations. Resisting to fire, to golok, to broken glass, Paku Banten, to pisau, bats coming out from the mouth, boiling krupuks on top of the head...All this demonstrations in Banten are part of Debus. Debus is coming from Islam.At its origin Debus was done to promote Islam in Banten. During Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa reign (around 1651/1652), Debus was done to develop a fighting spirit for the people fighting against the Dutch colonies. Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa himself was teaching Debus techniques to his followers by teaching them the Al Quran.Other stories tell that Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin was also using Debus to help Islam during its spreading around Banten (which was Hindo-bouddhist during this period). Other texts link Debus with the Rifaiah Tarikat from Aceh or Naqshabandiyya or Qâdiriyya Tarikat.I hope that this small contribution can help some of you...Bram, I guess that there is no new teaching for you in this contribution and you probably already know all this... WassalamGorka