Interview with the Antisensei from *** by the
Antisensei, what is your platform
Well, in my club
there is a basic version of all martial artists. It consists of
a set of techniques and the common quality norm. The
differences lie in paintwork and
The techniques make up the chassis, and
the belts are the paintwork, so to say ?
That's right. There are
different models, for example yellow, orange, and green ones.
And what are the accessories
The special techniques
So, for instance, the
green version has a different kata than the orange version
And this new one, is
it an additional feature or will it substitute
the one of the predecessor model ?
Usually, the previous kata
will be nearly completely erased.
The models must not be
Do the katas and the
techniques of the different models all have the same quality
Not yet at the
beginning. On that score we are relying on the incremental
standard of hope.
quality variations are rather the exception.
Yes. My production process
guarantees very small deviations from the targeted norm.
possible to describe the aspired quality level by means of
a few characteristic parameters
Exactly with which model will the desired green
level be reached ?
About after the second purple
And what happens then
Then it will be consequently
kept on that level, more or less.
manufacturers pursue the philosophy to continously increase the
As my company goal
this is not tolerable. It requires too much effort
and entails an enormous amount of rejects, so a full supply for
the population cannot be guaranteed. In addition, this approach
spoils the fun for many consumers. As a manufacturer we would
run the risk to become unpopular. In this respect, the market proves
us right again and
quality wise your products are not
We do have
some very nice exhibition
These are statistical anomalies or
imports from other firms on which you simply stuck your company
You can be sure that the
quality of any import will align with our quality
standards after some time.
How is the quality actually
By the so called
faith-inspection. I read out a checklist, and thereafter the product
gets its seal of approval. We assume that the
certification of a certain quality level will motivate the product
to actually achieve
And if that doesn't work
Then a higher quality
certifiicate will provide a further incentive for
How long will
that continue ?
There is no upper
In practical tests your
products are rated at the lowest level.
If the public opinion shows no
respect for my certificates and for myself, then that is
morally reprehensible and utterly
your products are based on a common platform and differ only
minimally in quality, what are the main reasons to change from one
model to another
It is a lifestyle product
and offers not only increasing prestige but also to live out
Antisensei, what are your
plans for the future ?
Establishing new production
lines and international expansion.
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