The English verb to kick appears only in the late 14th century, apparently as a loan from Old Norse, originally in the sense of a hooved animal delivering strikes with his hind legs; the oldest use is biblical, in the metaphor of an ox kicking against the pricks.
The act of kicking in general is a universal form of human aggression. The same movement is also used in non-offensive contexts, e.g. a kick to propel an object such as a ball, or a kicking movement without touching anything, e.g. as a dance move.
Kick: to strike with the foot or feet: to kick the ball; to kick someone in the shins.
Kick: a strong but temporary interest, often an activity: Origami is his latest kick.
Kick: vim, vigor, or energy.
Kick: to resist, object, or complain: Kick the habit; What's he got to kick about?