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Indonesia's debus fighters: Tough as nails


  • Asean+
  • Sunday, 24 Jun 2018

This picture taken on February 4, 2018 shows Indonesian debus master Aris Afandi showing his skill "unhurt" while cutting his tongue with a blade during a demonstration in Bandung.

This picture taken on February 4, 2018 shows Indonesian debus master Aris Afandi showing his skill "unhurt" while cutting his tongue with a blade during a demonstration in Bandung.

Mulyadi pounds a nail into his nostril, leaving it embedded in his face, horrifying a group of slack-jawed spectators of debus, an Indonesian tradition blending martial arts with grotesque self-injury.

Some of his audience may have had enough, but Mulyadi isn't done yet.

   

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