The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
kicking \kicking\ n.
The act of delivering a blow with the foot.
Syn: kick, boot.
alive and kicking alive and vigorously active.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "alive and kicking":
aboveground, alive, among the living, animate, animated, breathing,
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, capable of life, chipper, conscious,
endowed with life, enjoying health, enlivened, eupeptic, existent,
fine, fit, fit and fine, full of beans, healthful, healthy,
in condition, in fine fettle, in fine whack, in good case,
in good health, in good shape, in health, in high feather,
in mint condition, in shape, in the flesh, in the pink, inspirited,
instinct with life, live, living, long-lived, quick,
tenacious of life, very much alive, viable, vital, vivified,