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 Premises – Redirect, Reduce, and Replace

APA‘s Objective is tactical control through lawful interdiction. APA Simultaneous Close Combat is a part of Maneuver Warfare and as such does not actively seek out direct confrontation. Although APA maximizes the force of focused aggression through simultaneous attack and Role Escalation, the protocol specifically asserts that attack is to be used only to reduce resistance and there are only three conditions that warrant direct confrontation; 1) if your current position is untenable and there is no safe movement in any direction, 2) if the need to rescue or extract outweighs the danger of doing so, 3) in order to avoid counter-domination.

The Check is the Compound Root of all Simultaneous Multiple Action Close Combat Processes and comprises Simultaneous attack/counterattack, with defense/protection phase embedded. The Protection Phase will utilize all means which can optimize the positive progression of the initiative and sustain measures which support offensive capability, while specifically preventing injury or being dominated within the Position of Opportunity, Angles of the Alternatives or within the Effective Range. Such measures include pre-emptive aggression, change of pace, slipping, dodging, Attack Instigation Processes, Stop Checking and Weapons Destruction are used in concert with Defensive Positions, and are deployed according to personal performance, decisiveness, maturity, and situational acuity.

Defensive Positions are a root protection phase component and the dynamic ready state within Simultaneous Counterattack. The three primary functions of the Defensive Position are; 1) redirect incoming energy, 2) reduce the magnitude of impact and 3) replace the original target object by the superimposition of a close-check angle placement.

Defensive Positions consist of a total of eight Root Common Denominator Probability Zones which include two Outside Positions. The Eight Root Zones establish exact regions of responsibility based upon proactive attack/counterattack, slip, evasion, target and impact density, indirect access, and proximal change.

Defensive Positions have three roles upon which the kinetics structure is built.

1)      Each Position is a Zone of Probable Impact with a Biomechanics structure consistent to the skeletal Dimensional Relationship supported by neuro-muscular dynamics optimized for Constant Forward Compression integral  to  APA Simultaneous Counterattack.

2)      Each Position provides a Post for the region under attack to slip behind in order to receive and reduce the force of the impact.

3)      Each Defensive Position is the Ready Hand which is in full Forward Compression and actively serves to supplant, guide, check and attack the closet target being the incoming weapon

It is important to note that during Separated Skills training Defensive Positions appears to occupy the front hand however in actuality, during implementation, the Defensive Position is the Ready Hand primarily occupying the Compression Zone Layer. As the axis rotates during weapon extension the Ready Hand maintains the exact angular relationship as defined during propagation.



Chief Instructor Chris Mar - SWAT, SPG

Combined Operations Rescue & Extractions