I want to thank Alastair, John, Dieter, Matthew, & Peter for trying to help. Also want to thank Jennifer for the sense of humor she brought to the thread with her comment.
Wont know for sure until tomorrow, but I believe Matthews version of:
dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu, is what we say. Something rings a bell.
Also, it was nice of Peter to relay how they customarily start the beginning of class in their dojo. The bit which the Sensei says was of interest to - wasnt even thinking about that part of it at the time.
So thanks to everyone - I consider this thread to have run its course.