Is it possible to dodge an arrow?

I was thinking about how its impossible to dodge a bullet due to its mass and speed.

But since an arrow its larger in mass , it should be easier to dodge right?

If an arrow is aimed at a person , is it scientifcally possible to block it?

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  • 2 months ago

    there was a Japanese karate master whom used  to have a real arrow fired at him regularly a start of demonstration of skills . Always managed to deflect it away with his arm without injury with real  risk of  timing slightly out and hence being  shot ! so though dodging ( evading) is very much harder due to flight projectile speed and  trying to move mass of body out of way which is possibly impossible but..moving a smaller mass (arm) is very much easier and is  in fact possible.  so though dodging as in moving body out fo line of  fire is probably  technically and factually  very unlikely  .  Dodging as in 'deflecting  arrow  or avoiding its impacting our body' is  in fact possible . photos exist of  him doing this too though many many year ago now.

    Source(s): ex karate student when young .
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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because of the way you worded the question it is under Car Makes Dodge........ so you need to reword it so it goes into the right category because mechanics will pull out their "357 Magnums" and make short work of the question.

    Just saying.

    ..As for the question - A bowman would be closer than a guy with a rifle...so your reaction speed would still have to be darn fast.  Most people looked like pin cushions, meaning the avoidance thing did not happen as often as you think, Which is why it is used in hunting, for it is just as effective as a rifle if the bowman gets close enough...and he was good enough.

    . How many movies have you watched where the guy needs 3 shots(or more) to kill the other guy?  Usually 1 arrow does it. Or, 1 dragon.

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  • 2 months ago

    The question is a trick question. A short bow is not the same thing as a high end compound bow.

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  • 2 months ago

    just pull a matrix's and slow down time what are you an idiot?

    • Bing.com2 months agoReport

      I came up with this joke first

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  • 2 months ago

    Normal human reaction time is 2/10th of a second. An arrow's mass is not a factor, it is the speed of the arrow. An arrow travels about 225 to 300 feet per second so in 2/10s of a second it will travel 45 to 60 feet. If the person is close than that you will not have time to react. If you are more than that distance away you could react in time and maybe dodge the arrow. As far as blocking it, that requires pretty exact timing. You need to block the shaft behind the arrow head, do it too soon and the arrow head gets you, do it too late and you miss the arrow shaft. Better to try to dodge it.

    • Billy2 months agoReport

      Good luck dodging a bolt from a crossbow 😆 

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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Why don't you try it and let us know?

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  • 2 months ago

    Only in cheap Kung-Fu movies can people fly and dodge bullets and arrows.

    • Eastside Guz
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Yes my Dodge/Plymouth Neon can do circles around an older Plymouth Arrow.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are a mile away, yes.  If you are within the effective range of the arrow, take it like a man.

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  • Barry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Unlikely.  Arrows can travel up to 225 feet per second (fps) or 150 mph while compound bow arrows can travel up to 300 fps (200 mph).

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  • 2 months ago

    People can dodge a bullet by not going outside and listening to the

    song instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnD09zMSFG0

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpuA_G9fUY

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