In confronting a problem head-on, you may encounter a wall so high and thick you cannot break through it. So you turn to one side and go around the wall. This is ocho.
Instead of sitting desolately in front of the wall that is blocking your progress, you try to get around by making a long detour, or even by digging under it…
It is a subtle but simple movement of the mind that makes this transformation complete, but an invaluable one to learn and perfect.”
— Hiroyuki Itsuki