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Quick Kick is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe Team's martial arts expert, and debuted in 1985.


His real name is MacArthur S. Ito, and his rank is that of corporal E-4. Quick Kick was born in Los Angeles, California. Quick Kick's Japanese father and Korean mother owned a grocery store in Watts. He found difficulty being accepted by either the Japanese or Korean community because of his mixed heritage. Quick Kick also has a passion for basketball, but was always turned down because of his height. Therefore, he turned to martial arts, and has earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu, Southern Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi Sword, Zen Sword and Wing-Chun fighting arts. He later worked in Hollywood as a stuntman, where the U.S. Army noticed his skills and recruited him for the G.I. Joe Team. Quick Kick is also a qualified expert with all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.


Quick Kick appeared in the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon in the Pyramid of Darkness mini-series. He is depicted as a karate movie actor who had been abandoned in the arctic by his director. He helps two of the G.I. Joe members when they are being attacked by leopard seals. He joins G.I. Joe afterwards.

G.I. Joe: The Movie

Quick Kick also appeared briefly in the 1987 animated film G.I. Joe the Movie.


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