Re: Japanese Aikido Prayer at beginning of class
I apologize for butchering the romanized Japanese here:
At the end of our classes, we bow out like Goldsbury Sensei mentioned. Then we shiko dachi down the line of students, each senior student facing and thanking the junior and both bow, saying, "Domo arigato. Gozaya machita." Which means something like, "Thank you for what I have just received."