Class begins with opening exercises, the students are led in a regiment of stretching and assorted exercises. Time is spent on kicking, and punching techniques, students also work on their next form. Forms are disciplined, choreographed movements of fighting techniques that build uniformity, confidence, and precision. There is occasional sparring, training for competitions, and preparation for advancement to the next belt. Advancement in Tae Kwon Do is individual and personal. Students are expected to learn and excel in their respective forms, to display proficient techniques, to learn to count in Korean, and understand a number of other Korean words.