There’s a lot of mythology around what a martial arts master is capable of, from leaping between buildings to turning invisible. But The Slow Mo Guys and their slow-mo camera spent some time with three Shaolin monks who demonstrated an amazing ability to throw a needle through a sheet of glass.

As far as ninja-like skills go, throwing a needle with such tremendous force isn’t immediately as impressive as hurling shurikens. But through the lens of a high-speed camera it looks superhuman—and as a tool for taking out an enemy (like a balloon that disrespected your family), a needle might actually be the perfect covert weapon.

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