A Chinese man demonstrates his ability to blow out 15 candles using just his fists. 23-year-old Chen Jia, (although his name may be Zhang Feng), shows off what he calls the "Shaolin Sunshine Hand." First lining up the candles 10cm apart, with the farthest candle 2m from his position, he invites reporters to try to blow them out. After much huffing, puffing and thrusting, a male and female reporter don't have a great deal of success.
Following a short qigong exercise, Chen steps up and punches the air repeatedly and methodically in front of him, and within twenty seconds all the candles snuff out. Chen, from Zhengzhou, Henan province, said his Kung Fu is neither inherited from his family, nor has he followed any master, but studies on his own.
After researching on the internet, he found that the form "Shaolin Sunshine Hand" is the easiest one among the 72 Matchless Skills of Shaolin, and practiced "punching an object from the air," a form belonging to soft qigong. He has practiced the form for eight years, but many doubt the reality of his Kung Fu.
Another student of kung fu who opened a Shaolin school in Zhengzhou to train martial artists, said he has never heard of the kung fu named Shaolin Sunshine Hand. The only kung fu technique that he knows similar to the demonstration is called "Yin Hand Fist," which is purported to be able to "strike a bull from over a mountain." The master said that blowing out candles is not an extraordinary technical feat, and could be accomplished even by professional boxers without the use of qi.
Article in Chinese.