Here is your mma technique of the day, an arm bar from side control with a little variation using the crucifix. Very nice, but might a little difficult to do with a good ground player, but should work very well with novice.
Speaking of novice. There will be the biggest Karate tournament in Texas next Saturday at Greenhill school. The Big D. It is one of the oldest and biggest tournaments around. Used to be even bigger but still is one of the biggest. Master Guimbellot and Master Mason do a great job with the tournament and if you are a novice in Karate, this is a great tournament to be involved with because it has so many divisions everyone has a chance to shine.
For more info. Check out their webpages at: http://www.texaskarate.com/bigd.htm