destroy

The destroy() method destroys the instance of the Tabs widget.

<div id="tabs">
    <ul>
        <li>One</li>
        <li>Two</li>
    </ul>
    <div>Tab Pane 1</div> 
    <div>Tab Pane 2</div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {
        $("#tabs").shieldTabs();

        $("#tabs").swidget().destroy();
    });
</script>