The "Karate-Do" is the "Oath of the Karateka" presently recited at the end of training lessons or courses when the instructor determines it is appropriate.
The purpose of the recitation is to declare the intention of the students.
The oath should always be shouted with strength, never mumbled in insincerity, for the meaning of the oath should penetrate the mind of each student. It embodies all we are trying to achieve through karate training.
If the Instructor wishes the Karate-Do be spoken, at the end of training he or she will bow to the students, and the bow is returned. The the instructor will turn away from the students, so all are facing the front of the dojo.
The Dojo Captain, the senior person at the head of the line will call out "Seiza!" as the command to sit. The instructor will move first followed by the senior students down to the junior students until all seated in the correct position. The Dojo Captain will them shout out the Karate-Do, one line at a time, and immediately the entire class will repeat each line back.
Below are the lines of the Karate-Do, spelled phonetically, followed by the translation.
When the recitation of the oath is finished, the Dojo Captain alone will recite the following commands: