The above mentioned athletes or the soldier in the field while in hand to hand combat understand this all to well. To them the mastering of technique literally means the difference between living or dieing! Trust me, if you ever find yourself in a rear naked choke and someone is squeezing the life out of you, you will care less were you got the technique to escape or who you got it from, or what name they chose to call it?!
It tuns out, that as a commissioned US Army officer who has deployed to combat zones as a combat arms platoon leader, and as a certified Army combatives instructor, I consider myself an authority on the topic you've raised. You're right, that in a combat situation, a "competitor" should be less concerned about the rules of the scenario. In fact, the instructor who certified me used to constantly remind us that in combat, there are no rules, and techniques like gouging eyes and ripping ears were included in our "syllabus." Though I can't say that this is remotely relevant to training pole vaulters. For example, I might coach a vaulter to stay mentally calm and provide specific and clear coaching cues to elicit an action, while I might be more likely to shout a phrase like "bite him f***ing in the face!" when training a soldier in close quarters combat. One can see how the attitudes of students in these environments might vary.
Regardless of the discipline, accurate language is necessary to facilitate learning. You have advocated a "Tap at the top of the swing." Kirk, Altius, PVStudent, myself, and other experienced vaulters and coaches, who feel compelled to correct your misguided claims on behalf of the PV community, have been trying to explain to you that your "idea" regarding adding energy at the top of the swing, by dropping the shoulders and extending the hips upward is in no way original or different from an already widely understood aspect of the P/B model, or any other model for that matter, and it's not called a tap. (How do you like that for a run-on sentence?) In fact, I'll even give Altius some credit here, and say that it was he who made this concept really click for me in a talk he gave in 2005 in Reno when I was a developing collegiate athlete, and I'm sure he covered it in BTB about a dozen times, as much as it pains me to promote his book. And I'm willing to bet that he got the idea from someone besides you.
Please stop trying to take credit for ideas that are in the public domain. It would be nice to be able to get on this site once in awhile and not see a fresh post in which you've claimed a commonly understood principle as you own idea, or that a completely non-relevant technique (i.e. negative inversion) should be the doctrine that disrupts the establishment. More than that, we just want to explore topics that are relevant to coaching athletes, both for our benefit as coaches and for the benefit of our athletes and the community as a whole.
That said, it is not even your ridiculous ideas that compel myself and others to berate you. As a volunteer PV coach in Texas, I hear plenty of misguided PV "tribal knowledge" from high school level coaches, but I leave them alone. It's your eagerness to antagonize every participant of the community who doesn't agree with your inexperienced evaluation of the event that compels this ridiculous online banter that I find myself drawn into. Even as I write this, I know that I have wasted the time and effort, because I cant change your mind, BUT I JUT CAN'T HELP MYSELF!!!. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.
If you have any fresh topics you'd like to engage in, I'm all ears.