The Bearish Kicking (also known as Kicking Down) is a bearish reversal pattern which occurs during a prevailing uptrend.
Displayed as a two-candle pattern consisting of two long Marubozu candlesticks – a White Marubozu and a Black Marubozu – the Bearish Kicking is characterised by a price gap down between the two Marubozu candles whereby the opening of the second candle (the Black Marubozu) is lower than opening price of the first candle (the White Marubozu).
Both candles opening and closing at extreme levels, the White Marubozu – a bullish candle – displays opening price equal to the low of the day, and the closing price equal to the high of the day. The Black Marubozu – the bearish candle – displays the opening price equal to the high of the day, and the closing price equal to the low of the day.
According to Bulkowski, the Bullish Kicking candlestick pattern has a price reversal accuracy of only 54-percent which suggests that any post trend breakout is relatively short.