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  1. The Core Technologies

  2. The Intrapersonal Environment

  3. APA System Infrastructure

  4. Targeting

  5. The Physiology of Fear and Stress Response

  6. The 4 Principles of APA Processes

  7. Expansion Meditation

  8. Elements of Combat Performance

  9. Simultaneous Biomechanics

  10.  The Four Laws of APA Simultaneity 

  11.  Inter-intrapersonal Spatial Reference

  12. Five Paradigm

Ø The Non-Eclectic

Ø The Socio-Psychological Continuum

Ø The Transitional Element

Ø The Control of Time

Ø The Rule of Exceptions

13.      The Art of Tactical Combat

         Ø   Tactical Mind Set

Ø   Strategic Thought Process

Ø   Probabilistic Conclusion

Ø   Historical Lessons

Ø   Observation Conservation

Ø   Cause and Effect

14.    Tactical Force Response



1.    APA System’s Five Core Technologies


1.     State of Mind – Simultaneous, Expansion, objectivity


a)      Probability Management in the Simultaneous Envelope -

b)      Multiple Confrontation

c)      Empathic Expansion


2.    Root Common Denominator -

    a)     Generic Terminology

                   b)     Binary Root Common Denominator

                   c)      Bio-geometric Dynamics

                   d)     Neuromuscular Auto- Kinematics

3.     Simultaneous Methodology

        a)     Offensive mind-set

             b)     Closing the Gap

             c)      Entering the envelope

             d)     Controlling the counter

4.     Dedicated Angles

       a)     Threat/Force Compliance

           b)     Weapons retention

           c)    Securing for transfer

          d)     Fluid Locking mechanics

5.  Tactical Formations –

       a)     Rapid Assault Formations – Dynamic Entry

          b)     Structure Clearing – securing the envelope

          c)      Task Formation – tactical teamwork

          d)     Extraction - moving the enveloped


 2.  The Intrapersonal Environment                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS




 3.  APA System Infrastructure                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS


APA System Infrastructure is a working overview which details the dynamics and interconnections of system components in conjunction with APA’s Simultaneous paradigm. APA’s functional model is based upon a linear, building block Hierarchy of assets (or skills) characterized by differing performance idiosyncrasies. Thereafter, propagated elements flow into a sequential matrix which is an active poly-plane node map of Dynamic Combat Phases. The matrix represents all actions which produce channels of physical contact. The input of those spontaneous ranges and timings are designated to second nature angular relationships where Interchanging simultaneous bio-mechanics automatically role escalate to bring the tactical conditions under control.

Level 5 Primary Motion Postures, Waist Turns, Ready Stances, Linear Steps, and Separated Skill Tool Sets are Root Common Denominators of each separate class of biomechanics weapon e.g. closed fist surface, kicks, protective zoning, etc. These represent the most anatomically effective form which is consistent throughout that class of biomechanics.  Forward Compression and Posture Transformation, which are integral to physical simultaneity, are introduced at the onset of hand motion, starting with the Horse and Ready Positions. There are 4 Principles which ensure Simultaneity is consistently accessible against a standard which defines a repeatable result and occurrence in a general system of nature.

Linear Hierarchy – Summarization of Components

Separate Skills Root Common Denominator Sets comprise of singular monolithic components. Each unit is executed in a single measure of time which is less than 2 beats at 240 Beats per Minute (bpm).  Each beat is therefore .25 sec in duration. Separate Skills comprise of non-combination single components. Level 5 Defensive Positions and the Fist Set are Root Static Separate Skills Sets.

Compound Root Common Denominators are fundamental components which comprise of more than a single Separate Skill integrated with a Primary Motion Posture in transition. The Level 5 Kick Set involves the Root Kick Angles with Linear Steps and transitional Ready Stances including the Battery (Dynamic Combat Ready) and the Check Set includes Steps, Transitions and Multiple Separate Skills usage, making the Level 5 Kick Set and Check Set Compounf Root Common Denominators.

Separated Skills threshold training continues into Level 4 with Combat Fists, Kicks and the Check Set.  A Single with up to 4 actions within a single unit of measure expending less than 2 beats @ 240 peats per minute is a (Separated) Multiple. A Double is a single unit of two strikes in one beat (.125 seconds per strike) and a Triple is a single unit executed within 1.5 beats (.375 seconds). A  Combination is a short series of any sequence of single units.

In this way a Single is a single unit of any activity which is under 2 beats. A Double or Triple is still a single unit in the form of a Separated Multiple. A Combination is a sequence of Single Units. A Series is any predetermined sequence of Singles and Combinations. A Set is the sum total of all series which are related by the designated objective of the Skill Set. This is the basic structure of the APA Linear Hierarchy.

 The Sequential Matrix

APA’s Infrastructure transforms from a linear hierarchy into a sequential matrix. Where Root Common Denominator Components form the platform of the hierarchical level, Dedicated Angles are the cornerstone of the Sequential Matrix.

Each Angle is identified by a Side-step which is a relative angular shift of the center of gravity without a change in position. The Side-step is a rear foot initiated shift. The most atomic level of an Angle is executed in Full Stop motion. Full Stop shows the Root Mechanics which presents the entire source and original code of the moving component. Full Stops are blended into Single unit Semi-steps which are Simultaneous Multiple Action Processes. While Dedicated Angles are constructed of multiple root components, the Semi-Step is part of a Dynamic Phase which does not retain each full stop in its entirety. Instead, the semi-step eliminates all superfluous motion and concentrates on the delivery of the Dynamic Phase as a form of focused energy which is smooth and flowing and always in transition. Thus the timing of the transitions in-between the Dynamic Phases are ultimately important.

There are three Dynamic Phases of each Dedicated Angle. These Phases are spontaneously interlocked at will and the transition time between each phase is a processed interval.  Each Phase represents a functional stage of combat. The first Dynamic Phase is the Arresting of Antagonistic Momentum called the Stop. The second Dynamic Phase is the Attack which is used to build –up probabilities necessary for control conditions to occur. Attack induced trauma is only asserted to reduce the resistance of opposing energy. The third Phase is the Control Stage which will complete the Dedicated Angle. Throws, Take Downs, Trapping, Stand-up extractions, Grappling Locks and Holds are all preceded by a Break of (mental and physical)  Balance in order to exploit an over-tolerance in tension or release, as well as providing momentary progressive misdirection to expedite the transference of control over momentum.

Each Semi-Step/Dynamic Phase/SMAP is an automatic second nature cause state action which is an interchange node of the Sequential Matrix Solution. Every Node can interact and sequence with any other Node according to the need or circumstance. The node can be triggered according to the three times and ways to instigate an attack or as a Full Step Dedicated Angle initiated from any Phase. The key to the Semi-step is that it focuses strictly on the transition as a simultaneous unit.

In review

In APA there are only two major processes. One is Propagation which is the integration of skill components of the Simultaneous Methodology through a training regimen whose organization contains training media and an administrative structure to support instructors, equipment, facilities and protocol. The other major process is called Implementation which represents the actual use of system methodology in the field.


Propagation is divided into Levels. Each Level has sections for skills comprehension and follow-on resolution. The primary sections start with Root Common Denominator Sets which show the standard of common components through the range of combat kinetics in a step by step building block APA calls a Linear Hierarchy. Primary Motion Postures, Ready Stances, Waist Turns and Linear Steps form the most atomic level of the APA Hierarchy of Separated Skills Root Common Denominators. Single Units in the Hierarchy are timing oriented and consist of singular and multiple separated skills which take less than 2 beats @ 240 bpm to complete. Separated Multiples are, for example, 2 fist strikes in one beat, 3 or 4 fist strikes in 1.5 beats. Multiple Roots are any sequence of singles or separated multiples with a transition in the Primary Motion Posture. Combinations are pattern of single units and a series is a sequence of combinations, singles and separated multiples. A  Set is the sum total of Singles, Multiples and Series which relate to that root common denominator class of combat motion.

APA is a communications tool. All performance is divided into intrapersonal and interpersonal as the basis of confrontation language. Bio-mechanics and Biodynamics are differentiated according to combat characteristics. Simultaneous Performance is measured and analyzed against a standard of 4 Principles; Kinetic Objective predictability, Simultaneous Transfer on the Front Plane, Precedence in sequence before that which has Priority and Mental Visualization of the Dynamic Target.

Close Combat Implementation has three ranges. Medium Range is weapons range or line of sight where a bullet can penetrate cover and an edged weapon can reach with consistency. Intermediate range is within weapons range where arm length to elbow and foot to knee range is accessible and more effective in limiting the variance of opposing angularity. Closed range is toe-to-to, shoulder strike range, eye gouging, biting and grappling range. This is the control range where locking and completed take downs, stand-up escort and extraction assistance is rendered. Confrontation is divided into two planes of action. The first is the Search for Opportunity which is the acceleration of conflict impetus to close with the antagonist element. The second plane is the Facilitation of Alternatives which occurs at intermediate to closed range where position change equates to angular transformation. It is at this range that the range has entered and continues until full resolution of total control or separates back into opportunity search. Accidental Violence occurs when Alternative Facilitation occurs ineffectively.

The hierarchy transforms into the APA Sequential Matrix at the point where Dedicated Angles are introduced.  A series of complex Kinetic Objective Separated actions which interchanges or repeats itself as a single unit is a Simultaneous Multiple Action Process.

Each set is made second nature through 2 training principles. Threshold training takes the extreme end of performance and output as the base starting point of training any skill. Threshold training accelerates the acclimatization of intensity and is part of the basics rather than the point of performance which is beyond the norm of training. Secondly, Attrition training is based on the belief that weak areas are eliminated through higher ratios rather than performance earnings based on exceptions.

 Singles units create Series which are Simultaneous Multiple Action Processes which can be opportunity or alternative oriented according to range. Within the facilitation of the Alternative, each SMAP is a Dynamic Phase. All singles and multiples, SMAP and alternatives are part of a Dedicated Angle. Where angles will interchange and shift, each Dedicated Angles consists of completely unique Angular components which do not belong to any other angle as a Dynamic Phase.

The components regardless of the size are trained initially as Singles, through a Full Stop Movement. Full Stops are integrated to create Dynamic Semi-Steps each of which is a Simultaneous Action Processes. A Full Stop is Stop Action Motion which consists of the source and historical code and is considered a partial of the Dedicated Angle. A Semi-Step is a integration of Full Stop Singles as a transitional process and does not carry the entire historical form of the Full Stop. Instead the Semi-Step is only concerned of the amalgamation and timing of the simultaneous process and is therefore a Transition envelope, both a partiality and a singularity.  A Full Step is an entire sequence of the Matrix performed as singularity. Therefore each Dedicated Angle is trained firstly in Full Stop, to understand the entirety of the context, then as a series of three Semi-Steps to observe and expedite the actual implementation envelope velocity, and finally as a Full Step to resolve the angle. It is most important to note that any integration of Semi-Steps can be executed in Full Step, therefore the resolution of a critical hostility can be finalized in one Full Step motion of any Semi-step, stating at any point of the Dynamic Phases and at any timing cadence as long as it is continuous, fluid, and retains the threshold of percentages.

The essential simultaneous envelope is sustained by the three percentages which dictate the thresholds of physical output, psychological focus and philosophical commitment. Using more than 2% force above the opposing energy will result in the loss of critical tactile perceptiveness. 51% of our psychological state of being must focus on events which are yet to occur.  The culmination of conditions necessary to maintain any initiative’s highest potential occurs only through actions that are inspired through 110% resolve.

Tactical Field Implementation concerns objectives pertinent to Special Tactics Law Enforcement, military Force Protection as well as multi-services Force Response for specialized terror interdiction. On the same level to the individual, aside from the pre-conditions established for use of the methodology, 2 aspects must always be kept in mind. First APA use of violent and highly aggressive physical motion and its mind set is to execute lawful force for interdiction. Confrontation must be avoided unless there is no other options by which to preserve your life complete your mission to rescue or to avoid coercive domination. Therefore the empowering principle for confrontation is that it is either to fight criminal injustice or to prohibit criminal incursion.  The second aspect is that the APA objective of total control is in support of particular tasks which have been pre-planned or occur spontaneously during the disposition of tasked activities and the ultimate reasons focus on the rescue, extraction or deadly support of another human life.


APA does not use techniques or predetermined scenarios which show how to apply certain functions within a simulated environment. The reason for this is that techniques tend to represent closed system solutions where the technique is applied with a structured set of conditions manufactured to validate the solution, negating the scientific standard of repeatability in a general system of nature. APA provides the fundamental tools as building blocks in a hierarchy of the simple to the extremely complex and extends the threshold of fundamentals to include the auto-kinematic nature consistent to angular relationships during confrontation. 

These kinetic changes and their angular propensities are sequential, and maintain a limited degree of spontaneity. The reason why there are natural limits of spontaneous behavior is that while no one can absolutely control the exact manner of instigation, it is within the nature of statistical probabilities that occurrences are subject to known variables which can be controlled. These factors are the coordinates which make-up APA’s Matrix solution.





Chief Instructor Chris Mar




4. Targeting

·         The nature of violence is destructive. It is not necessarily turbulent or wild behavior, but there is always traumatic consequence.

·         There are generally 3 different causes of death or serious injury which occur from confrontation.

 1.   Trauma resulting in hemorrhaging, internal bleeding or blood loss

a)     Blunt force - Non-penetrating Impact or limited penetrating mass.

        Blunt Objects, Teeth, Club, Dull Edge Chop

1) Broken bones

2) Cartilage Separation

3) Collapsed organs

4) Crushed tissue, blood vessels, neurochemical disruption, Sepsis

b)     Sharp force - Penetrating Trauma by Bullet, knife, sharp edge

1) Punctured internal organs

2) Penetration of soft tissue

3) Severe blood loss

4) Severed tissue

2.   Asphyxiation leads to oxygen depravation

 a)     smothering,

b)     strangulation

c)      Interference or depravation to oxygen intake

d)  blockage by foreign substance or fluid

                                 3. Neuromuscular hyper-flexion, Neck, spinal dislocation, Disruption of Blood Flow

                                                a) ligament rupture, tear or dislocation

                                                b) Threat to submit through breach of pain threshold - Limit of Elasticity

                                                C) Synaptic abuse including Nerve System damage through electrical, crushing, or chemical attack

a).   breathing disruption ( organ/breathing line),

b).   cross or dislocate ligaments (muscle) ,

c)   induce overloading on synapse junctions (nerves),

d)   cause bones to fracture  (joints/bones) or

e)   cause instant instability to blood pressure (vessels).

  1. Impact Target Prioritization by TBR (Time before recovery)

a).   Primary targets produces  7 seconds TBR –

i.        Eye trauma  – produces same hand up to injury with same side single step through backwards

ii.      Testicle trauma – produces both hands to injury, bent over at waist, knees bending, chin rises.

iii.    Knee cap trauma – immediate collapse

b) Secondary targets produce 5  seconds TBR and must be followed up on

i.           Head strike pressure points, include  temples, ears, bridge of nose, cleft of chin, jaw line, meridians

ii.         Neck pressure/impact points, including 1st cervical 6th cervical, Adam’s apple, carotid, broken clavicle

iii.       Knee Joints – ligament tear or breakage

c)      Tertiary Targets produce 3 seconds TBR and targets include:

                                                                                         i.      Solar Plexus impact

                                                                                       ii.      Kidney impact

                                                                                     iii.      Floating Ribs

2. TTD (Time to death)

  1. Severe Sharp force trauma such as impaling, gunshot, stabbing, to the Kidneys, Heart, Brain, spine, throat, and major arteries lead to shock, unconsciousness and death within seconds should the wound and penetration be extensive.

  2. Cause of Death Violent death can occur from traumatic impact, strikes to the heart during the systolic, heart attack from stress and panic psycho-neurologic associated.

  3. An "instantaneous kill" is a thrust to the heart, just as a profound knockout blow is a clean kinetic shock to the heart. Radical cuts to the ventricles, arteries in major limbs, stab wounds severing muscle and  arteries are very difficult to close.

  4. Strangulation and suffocation will cause brain death through the depravation of oxygen to the brain.   Breathing impairment and unconsciousness occurs when impact is in line with the "trunk of breathing".


3.   KO  (Immediate  incapacity) - Unconsciousness or death

1)     Unconsciousness from brain mass contact with the skull

2)     sudden shock causing loss of breathing capacity,

3)     neck choke cuts the blood flow to the brain or diaphragmatic collapse. 

4)     Consciousness is lost through system shut down in order to reduce the activity state for faster recovery.  

5)     Severe pain can cause unconsciousness by the rapid change in blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.

6)     Sharp punctures and deep lacerations are immediately effective in deactivating limbs,

7)     weakening through rapid blood loss and

8)    internal infection, blood poisoning or sepsis

9)      shock

4.   Confirmation of unconsciousness  

1)     Unconsciousness or death must be immediately confirmed

 2)  If warranted, 2 rounds point blank to the head or heart, tourniquet application or severe  across the carotid

 3)  suspect feigning of unconsciousness; use full-force thumbed-finger flick to the eyelid, or impact to groin area

 4)  To secure live subject; gag, blindfold and tape earlobes forward to restrict hearing, tie to immovable object

5)     Cleared areas must be protected by Force Protection or Physical Security measures.


5.   Incapacity by submission -

1)     Submission methods are extremely effective as a means to an end. In competition submissions are put to use to avoid more serious injury as a stop-gap to allow surrender.

2)     All effective submission techniques can exceed elasticity limits and cause severe debilitating injury if carried through. 

3)  Envelopment speed is imperative

4) Limitations include single adversary focus, contradiction to extraction, ineffective for multiple subjects  containment.












h)      2 Deep breaths forceful enough to move the chest






 5.  The Physiology of Fear and Stress Response                   TABLE OF CONTENTS

  There is a triad/axis Stress Response between the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary and adrenal glands where blood/tissue pH balances are affected by hormone release and certain blood chemistry controls are invoked initiating with the hypothalamus sending neurochemical commands through synaptic threads which contact blood cells.

The fear/tension rigidity causing tensile inflexibility is the response of dropping pH from Stress Response. Stress Response is produced when negative stimulus (temperature, pressure, volume (trauma or asphyxiation , and psychological perceptions thereof)  induce nerve cell change and result in the hypothalamus sending CRF or a Corticotrophin Release Factor (synaptic contact with the blood cells) into the blood directly to the pituitary glands which respond to the CRF by secreting the ACTH adrenocorticotophic Hormone directly to the adrenal gland behind your kidneys. The Adrenal glands stimulate the production of Glucocorticoids which are the stress hormones and cortisol. These hormones transform proteins and lipids (fatty) into carbo for energy. As well, the Cortisol from the adrenal gland sets up a feedback loop to the hypothalamus to inhibit more CRF from being released. Accordingly ACTH increases fear and Cortisol is a neuro chemical learning  and feedback system. 

So when the motor neurons start to respond to the synaptic contact of CRF which orders ACTH from the pituitary and cortisol from the adrenal, the blood system pressurizes from vessel constricting, higher rate, higher pressures, and acidosis occur which if extended paranoia or hypertensive conditions occur and significant damage to areas such as joints due to more rigidity which is also a stressor stimulation. When this occurs rigidity, tunnel vision  occur as well as hyperventilation which can create cellular anaerobic respiration releasing lactic acid inducing sever cramping of muscles. 

So as ACTH induces greater fear, the need to avoid the stress moves from physiological to psychological as the syndrome is the need to avoid fright because of a sense of paranoia rather than hormonal release which has been stabilized by Cortisol feedback to the hypothalamus. In other words there may not be a learning behavior associated with the response and the reaction is just a tendency which leads to neurosis. 


6.   The 4 Principles OF APA PROCESSES                                              TABLE OF CONTENTS     

1.      KINETIC OBJECTIVES – Targeting for predictable Kinematics


     Bio-kinematics reflexive response is involuntary. At certain depths precise impact can trigger a predictable bio-mechanical reaction. The impact must cross a threshold where the force has sufficient kinetic energy (specific loading force exceeding the limit of elasticity) to produce traumatic synaptic disruption and neuromuscular incapacity for reception of neurochemical command. Kinetic Objectives is to a criterion whose implementation will disrupt breathing, cross or dislocate ligaments, induce overloading on synapse junctions, cause bones to fracture or cause instant instability to blood pressure. These 5 traumas are individually triggered at specific regions with varying degrees of recovery time before control returns. In this way Time Before Recovery

a)     Cause and effect of behavior characteristics

b)     Lethal/Less Lethal - opportunity

c)      Dynamic Entry – alternatives

d)     Extraction - Follow-through


2.  MENTAL VISUALIZATION – Inner Object Targeting

It must be assumed that any movable object can undergo spontaneous change, and the target will attempt to deceive, confuse and conceal action and intent. This perhaps is the main factor behind the importance of flexibility, experience and maturity as these characteristics represent the ability to perceive anomalies, differentiate tactics used for decoy, ambush, camouflage or concealment and insightfully take into account all factors which affect targeting. It is essential in any circumstance to understand ballistics, climate (temperature, vision impairment, sound travel), wind speed and reference motion to know how to hit where the target will be. In combat it is essential to mentally visualize the actual location where impact must occur for maximum effect.

a)  Intelligential versus instinctual

b) Dynamic Target Assessment

c) Probabilistic Certainty

d) Spontaneous Asynchronous Conceptualization



APA Simultaneous Counterattack is an exact protocol. There are 4 Laws which serve to create an analytic conceptualization of the Dimensionality for which Simultaneity is a descriptor. The Laws state that 1) Simultaneous occurrence appears the same and equal to all observers, regardless of the speed they are traveling and the position where they are located. This is because the moment is instantaneous and therefore the event being universally equal from all perspectives, is Objective. 2) Because it is instantaneous, it is without distortion and therefore the observer can have no influence over the observable simultaneous transfer. If it is observable then it is in a state of Perfect Conservation, without waste, distortion or superfluous nature. 3) The Simultaneous Event is complete upon the initiation of  the following action. It starts from full forward compression (rest mass at full potential energy )and reaches immediate conclusion upon the  point of transference where accelerating mass (momentum) becomes kinetic energy.  The energy at transference is absolute mass. 4) Simultaneity is a sequence of Simultaneous Multiple Action Processes which are interconnected by the transition interval which occurs as the Transfer of Energy on the Front Plane Transfer.

a)     Check Set

b)     Simultaneous Transfer

c)      Multiple action process

d)     Forward compression

e)     Posture Transformation



 Precedence is given to the kinetic objective impacting with of attack without cocking or chambering and impacting without floating or pushing which is the focused energy within the posture transformation. While weapons take Precedence, meaning to be foremost in timing order, transformation of mass is Priority or is most significant in importance. in simultaneous synchronization and non-inhibitory transformation of that which has precedence.

  1. Quiet Mass

  2. Change of Range

  3. Logic of Process

  4. 4. Root Biodynamics


7. ELEMENTS OF COMBAT PERFORMANCE                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS     


Performance is the execution of motion relative to standards which measure Speed and Power.  In relationship to Combat Performance the expression of Speed and Power can be subjectively qualified through illusive quantifiers and implied modifiers.   When breaking a brick, Bruce Lee always said a brick won’t hit back, implying that interacting with an inanimate object has little in common with human behavior Having the power to lift or pull much more than you weigh does not mean you can do the same with someone who may be half your size. Combat is a form of communication. All communication bridges the thought process to internal and external systems. Communication encompasses every form of expression. It is a state of mind and a multiplex of processes which are innate and involuntary as well as learned and self-defining. From mediation to mating, the purpose of communication is to evoke the desired response.  

 APA divides Combat Performance into 2 basic components; Speed and Power, Each component has 2 parts. Each part has 2 common denominator communication processes; interpersonal and intrapersonal. The Interpersonal processes involve the ranges, times, physical expression and tactics to bridge between those involved. Intrapersonal processes involve the dynamics, rotations, weapon properties and personal kinetics.  Confrontation involves spontaneous circumstances, planned encounter and ambush. In a struggle, all motor functionality reverts to the most ingrained muscle memory to function at the capabilities which are most second nature.

Three characteristics influence the degree of sophistication of motion while under stress; the experience which is part of the ingrained memory, the familiarity or expertise of specific components and the level of maturity which allows a higher capacity for decisiveness and intelligent tactics. Performance factors are part of the real-time analysis of the motion performance and can be both self-analytical and a way to better understand your adversaries.








 8.  The Process Mechanics of Expansion Meditation                       TABLE OF CONTENTS


    a.  Biophysical and psychosomatic foundation

b.  Metabolic 


 c. The State of Mind at Time Zero


d. Integration of Action and Awareness


e.  The Objectives of Differentiating Realization



    9.  The Mechanics of the Simultaneous Methodology                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS


a)     Posture transformation is effective use of torque without pre-motion or “telegraphing” through instantaneous biomechanical motion delivery through to the following action without delay or slack. Its facilitation is through the intelligent spontaneous activation of bio-mechanical components to bring the rest mass to total kinetic energy instantaneously. 


b)     The resultant information is a Multiple Action Process transport of the initial posture and point of greatest forward compression to the materialization destination of delivery.


c)      Posture transformation is “hyper through-put” and diametrically opposite to “hyper-dynamics” by inertial and centripetal chambering or spring loading of potential energy via adjunct hyperbolic surface twist. It is for all purposes the unified accelerating quiet-mass.


d)     Any distortion (contortion of planes) resulting from disjunctive mechanics is self-actualizing resistance and is a product of a sequential build up of accelerator pulleys in sequence.


e)     Posture Transformation is the denial of any resistance and is the diametric opposite to any sense of power that is counter to effortlessness.


f)        Position change is the independent inter-relational carrier of the weapons system outside of the actual moving weapon, and is a narrowing the range search prior to entering, thus position change can occur in separate cadence to weapons use.


g)     Though Position and Angle are the “molecular-level” sub component denominators of distance, they do not share the same space/time in congruent attack.


h)     Tactical Change of Angle is Alternative Facilitation.


i)        Tactical Change in Position is expeditious Search for Opportunity and imbues the traversing of transitional intermediate range for closing and entering.


j)        Precedence initiates the attack instrument moving without cocking or chambering and impacting without floating or pushing which is the focused energy within the posture transformation. While weapons take Precedence, meaning to be foremost in timing order, transformation of mass is Priority or significance in importance.


k)      Priority is given to the center of gravity or means rest mass starting from the lowest orbital center of gravity moving to position in simultaneous synchronization and non-inhibitory transformation of that which has precedence.


l)       Weapons Accuracy is the select determination of procedure and resultant effectiveness. This attack must be enacted when the appropriate range is realized, which is substantiated by the controlled impetus of mass in transformation.


m)    Target Accuracy is the chosen flow of Tactics.


n)    Tactics at Entering and Closing ranges are independent second-nature solutions interconnected by Simultaneous Transitions.


0)   A Dedicated Angle is a complete implementation of Root Common Denominator Attacks which have three non-sequentially implemented parts called Dynamic Semi-Steps.

  1. Momentum Arrest - (Stop),
  2. Resistance Disruption - (Attack) 
  3. Extraction Control -(Control)

p). The Solution Matrix is therefore the full context  of independent, non-sequential SMAP (Simultaneous Multiple Action Processes) Root Dynamic Semi-Steps.



10.  The Four Laws of Simultaneity                                                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS


The basis of APA is Simultaneous Counter Attack. The simultaneous nature is universally common and if one elucidates its presence, it becomes obvious and observable. It is “consistently and predictably repeatable in a general system of nature”. However the Simultaneous paradigm is, for all practical purposes, physically unsolvable, unable to be eclectically integrated into process systemization and impervious to analysis, unless the perspective of analysis is shifted from applied observation to one  where the observer is within the envelope of the Simultaneous field itself. 


I. The First Law of Simultaneity - Special-relativistic


 A simultaneous occurrence appears identical to all observers no matter how fast they are traveling or where they are In reference to that which is in observation and as is outside of normal a space/time therefore outside of the scope of Relativistic Theory.

II. The Second Law of Simultaneity - Non obtrusive observation


The Simultaneous Event under observation is an instantaneous occurrence, and the observer is within the event itself and can have no influence over the observable.

III. The Third Law of Simultaneity - Singular Moment


Simultaneous motion is complete and final upon the initiation of the following action. This is the 110% Principle.

  • Simultaneity infers a multiple active principle of fluid experience in action, where the delivery initiates from total forward compression and concludes immediately.

  • Simultaneity is a name that indicates harmonization of physical instinct and emotional intelligence.

  • The biggest gap between the accelerating quiet mass and the telegraphing negation chamber is in the inability to process the transition by positive non-staggered sequence.


IV. The Fourth and final law of Simultaneity - Simultaneous Multiple Action Process


Simultaneity exists as a sequential progression of instantaneousness, where the moment of simultaneity initiates from the highest potential forward compression and quietly reaches the extended and relaxed state, transitioning, inter-changing and reversing on the Front Plane.





11.  Inter-Intra Personal Spatial Reference                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS


Zero Degrees is the assumed direction of a single or the first target. In multiple confrontations each target is at both its own independent zero degrees as well as at the angle whose vector is prescribed sub sequential to the initial target. It is a mental visualization. The Zero Point or Position is one dimensional. The Axis and Front Plane is two dimensional. The Center Forward Line and Centerline are Three Dimensional. The Forward Compression Field is a dynamic bio-geometry in stasis and is Fourth Dimensional. Simultaneous Occurrence is Fifth Dimensional, and Process Transition is the intertwining of interfaces between everything that is, appears to be, was, will be or never was.


a.        The Zero Position is in the position of attention, both feet together and the waist and chest parallel to the Front Plane. It is the absolute reference of the subjective and arbitrary target direction.

b.       The Axis is the Plumb Vertical Center-Line of Gravity.

c.        Zero Degrees  is the perpendicular angle to the Center Forward Line, which is the angle denoting, and in the absolute direction to Target Center Mass. 0o is equal to 12:00 straight ahead

d.       The Front Plane is a planar parallax representing the perpendicular surface of the extended impact penetration on target to the right angle of the body center and discloses the arbitrary range within the forward envelope consisting of infinite number subjective effective targets at Zero Degree (0o) Ecliptic of the body while at Zero Position reference.

e.        The Center Forward Line is the perpendicular Bisector of the Front Plane extending to the Axis. It initiates from the Center Mass of the target and references the linear guide angle connecting the Target and oneself.

f.         The Centerline is the perpendicular bisector of the body at Zero Position extending to the Front Plane and turns with the waist.  

g.       The Compression Zone is a field that surrounds the body at the distance where mechanical leverage is equal to lift and braking tension is equal to forward release compression (sprung mass) at the most effective biodynamic position closest to the body.


The method of flanking in close quarters combat depends greatly on the understanding of Spatial Reference.



12. THE FIVE CLARIFICATIONS                                                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS


1)         The Non-Eclectic


Non-eclectic methodology implies integral resistance to combine attributes or characteristics to form a whole and unique identity, and does not infer a discipline of forced adherence to integrate. It focuses on process propagation and not task implementation.


Combining attributes has two fatal flaws for systematic protocol. Contradictory procedures will arise and will force system propagation to have inconsistencies which will lead to exceptions. Trying to manage a flawed infrastructure is time consuming and ineffective. The worst case is to have tangential rationalizations where those hypothesis restrict the methods into a set of conditions which have little or no bearing on the tactical requirements and objectives in reality. Process propagation establishes a self-regenerating system of training trainers to teach how to learn in order that the students learn how to teach.




2)         The Law of Continuum


The Law of Continuum is that the closer to the mean the more extreme the philosophical distance or variance of beliefs or principles, and the further from the mean or norm, the less the differences in the methods used in pursuit of the objectives.  This is the law that encompasses the “Tao” or the “Zen”. Often what seems distant is only so because of the close similarity.


The difference in illusion and finding expansion is expansion is to become one with the illusion to find clarity and illusion is thinking clarity is to become one that is expanding.



3)         The Transitional Element


Transitional Element is not about the interconnection of component motion. It is the transcendent dimension existing in-between pulse and modulating energy. It is simultaneous and infinitely unique. The transitional element is about the processing of intervals which in essence means that the systemization of protocol is a matrix rather than a sequence.


Transition is a dynamic concurrence of time, space, energy, matter and simultaneity. The ability to move fluidly comes through the capability to continual decrease the gap of intervals separating attributes of motion.



4)         The Control of Time


To control time is to facilitate the slowing of light by the observer and allow events to compress to time zero during the transitional element. This allows the mental energy to overcome the blind expedience of reactive management where physical motion is ignorant to probabilistic certainty.


In Simultaneous Combat this amounts to all motion initiating from a “chambered or cocked  position” where once the pressure exceeds the force of friction acting to keep the object at rest, the object is released, like an arrow from a taut bowstring, which is akin to moving from a forward compression The slowing of light is best correlated to the accelerating quiet-mass which is the equal of simultaneous posture transformation and the Quiet. This is by not allowing the level of your target’s awareness to rise, or by not showing the drawing of the bow string, prior to the arrow’s release.



5)         The Law of Exceptions


The Law of Exceptions is the state or process and its exception are equally opposed yet diametrically equal. An exemplification is to “expect the unexpected” and to be in a stance of maximum physical preparation while not raising the level of awareness of the antagonists. Also, Precedence and Priority are equally opposed and diametrically equal. This is the deference of walking close to the edge to learn calm, to experience the state of heightened adrenal release through the expansion meditation, and know the Indicator is of the three principles of expansion; love, compassion and giving.


APA is controlling Root Principles by Methodology based on Simultaneity. It is a negation of using techniques which are simulated conditions  for modifying behavior. APA is s Root Common Denominator matrix of fundamentals  in order to acknowledge that the system is only the foundation of the implementation processes.




13. The art of tactical combat                                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS

*  Prepare for severe conditions while there are not.

*  This will give you the mind set to endure hardship.

*  Act within the spontaneous with fluid calm

*  This comes from capabilities which are unconsciously cognizant

*  Your greatest strength is to know your enemies’ plans.

*  Your greatest weakness is underestimating your enemy’s capabilities.

*  You greatest weapon is in knowing your opponents weakness.

*  Your greatest vulnerability is in not knowing your opponents strengths.

*  Your greatest assets is knowing how to demoralize your enemy.

*  Your greatest detriment is if your enemy knows how to demoralize you.

*  Your greatest virtue is to correct your weaknesses through integrity.

*  Your greatest character is to move quietly with great strength.

*  Your greatest power is to maintain the initiative.

*  Your greatest failure will be when you are betrayed

*  Your greatest loss will be when you those you trust deceive you.

*  Your greatest defeat will be when you have deceived yourself.


*  Total control comes through building higher probability

*  System knowledge comes through contextual awareness

*  Search for opportunity, facilitate the alternative.

*  Never assume that your opponent can not, is not or has not.


*  The best tactic in combat is deception. – Sun Tze

*  The best strategy is over-whelming force. - Colin Powell

*  The best action to take is to ambush. – Che Guevara

*  The most important fight to win is the counter ambush.- Chris Mar

*  The most vital single asset is accurate intelligence. US Military Doctrine

*  The only thing more debilitating than betrayal is to be deceived. – Chris Mar


*  Expect the unexpected

*  To find what has changed look at what remains.

*  Synchronize the Time of Exposure to the Weakest Link.



*  Control is the ability to disengage or engage at will.

*  Domination is coercion through exploitation, threat and force.

*  Confrontation is never a primary objective; it is from random chance or calculated risk.

*  There are only three reasons to confront

·         When there is no safe passage and the stationary position is untenable.

·         When the requirement to Rescue/Extract outweighs the risk to oneself.

·         At the lose of primary control, to deny domination through Counter-control.

*  There is only one Absolute Rule; Never commit to suicidal action.




Quiet is not just a word; It is the presence of mind

 To escalate thought process into action without provoking

And the capacity to accelerate without hesitation.


December 18, 2008

APA Founder Chief Instructor Chris Mar


Terrorist Interdiction

Combined Operations Rescue and Extraction







                           Tactical Combat – Defining Special Tactics

·         A battle is a confrontation of hostile forces, not necessarily physical or direct, where its components and activities reflect a conceptual instance of tactical combat.

·         Combat is the technical content of warfare which uses physical force to achieve successive objectives within the  Theatre of Operations.

·         Warfare is the aggregation of those forces and battles being waged by combatants who are part of a cumulative entity capable of conducting strategic operations against its geo-political, ideological or cultural enemy. 


Representative nations or states having diametrically opposed principles with intent serve to predicate conditions of confrontation based on conflicting objectives.


Levels of Warfare distinguish the major systems functionally deployable within an infrastructural hierarchy where the:

1. The highest decision making level determines policies and the strategic direction.

2. The command echelon will follow through by the expediting of operational directives. 

3. Tasking at the Tactical Level corresponds to team formations and unit role per each mission

4. At the granular level, individual fighters, whose hardware components are stand-alone systems within an integrated battlefield network, defines the Technical character of independent fighters synchronized within the combat zone.


·         Critical factors which directly impact the outcome of battles.

1.  Accurate Intelligence

2   Successful Deception

3.  Overwhelming force

4.  The ability to take and maintain the initiative

5.  The total technical qualities employable for that purpose.

6.  Better tactics

7.  Command of the Terrain

8.  Successful Ambush

9.  Counter-ambush

10. Superior firepower




Tactical Combat missions are always a derivative of and in context to the Operational process. This relationship does not preclude independent planning or mission command. While Tactical is directly associated to Planning it also generally implies a method and use of resources in support of the coarse of action distinct by the specialization of advanced combat knowledge, marksmanship, close quarters configured into task-oriented units  adept at rapid deployment, irregular warfare aspects, unconventional tactics, technical terrain specialization, marksmanship, clarity, and stamina.


The effectiveness of the Tactical War-fighting entity is directly proportional to the degree of expertise in the three combat sciences fundamental to expertise in Special Tactics: Team Assault, Combat Marksmanship, and Tactical Close-Quarters Combat and the unity of the team. 


All Military Branches and Law Enforcement Agencies plan for and support specialized Units capable of undertaking tactical missions which fall outside of the standard operations for conventional defense forces or police services.


Special Tactics expertise is not selectively exclusive because of the lack of capable candidate officers, but rather because of the shortage of knowledgeable and experienced instructors who are able to administrate the propagation of expert level materials. Ultimately, propagation is meant for wide-spread technical up-grade throughout the force. There are only two processes of system; propagation and implementation. Implementation is the actual use of the methodology in combat.


There is no difference between the Police Special Response Units/ SWAT Teams and the Military Special Operations/Special Forces Teams, not because of the similarity in equipment or processes, rather because both Police and Military need to learn from each other. This is because the battlefield extends into residences, schools, and business and intervenes directly with the lives of civilians. Any deeper or more intimate cultural or socio-psychological understanding of the community is vital and should be meticulously disseminated.



I. State of Mind 

·         Crisis Management –  Observe, Analyze, Decide, Act

·         Strategy - Synchronization, Initiative, Depth, Agility

·         Probabilistic Certainty - Compression, Amplitude, Geometry

II. Simultaneous Counterattack - Tactical Methodologies, Crowd Control

·         Close-quarters Combat

·         Weapons Retention

·         Secondary Weapons

·         Combat Marksmanship

III. Operations Command – Containing and Establishing the Perimeter

·         Logistics, Transport, Command Post, Simulation Site

·         Negotiation – Gaining Information Assets

·         Communications, Identification Codes and Signaling

·         Gathering Intelligence  - Motion, Sound, Video, Radar, Fiber Optic

IV. Deployment 

·         Traps and Decoys – Point Man, Team Leader

·         Counter Ambush -  Clearing Man, Rear Guard

·         Long Range Sniper Ballistics, Assault Weapons, Munitions

·         Night Gear and Tactical Carry

·         Sentry Elimination, Sleepers, Hostage-less, K-9

V. Tactical Containment

a)       Search, Clearing, Exiting

1.       Corridors, Stairs, Rooms, Elevation and Terrain

b)  Formation, Stack, Flooding

1.       Penetration, Center, Wall

c)   Stealth and Dynamic Entry

1.       Suppressed arms, Trojan Horse

2.       Flash Bang, Shaped Charge

d)   Assault – Contain, Rescue, Apprehend, Extract, Securing

1.       Public Transport – Aircraft, Ship, Train, Bus, Car

2.       Buildings – Office, Library, Schools, Hospitals, Malls

3.       Residential – Apartment, H2H, Estate, Fortified

4.       Facility – Government, Energy, Bridges, Structures

5.       Sniper Initiated, Active Shooter