It would seem to some that these things are the stuff of Asian movies and legends; and simply end there. Shaolin monks know otherwise.
These guys can summon that energy they call ‘Qi gong’ (pronounced Chi gong), and momentarily increase the strength of parts of their bodies by making it flow to where they want.
The result is that they can do the superhuman. That includes throwing a needle with so much power that it can pierce glass and pass right through.
Check out this slow motion of one Shaolin monk doing just that: