Dodge would be nice but it doesn't work. I assumed it was one of those things they put in the manual that they wanted to put in the game but it never made it. I would LOVE to be able to have some sort of counter measure to an enemy attack.
For dodging you have to JUMP sideways, press the jump key and either A, or D (one of those, not both) at the same time, your character will dodge by performing a roll. It is implemented, you just have to find it out like me (and I didn't even read a manual).
I know resurrecting old topics might seem weird, but for all people reading this, it might come in handy. So again, there IS dodging in the game.