The Bullish Kicking (also known as Kicking Up) is a bullish reversal pattern which occurs during a prevailing downtrend.
Displayed as a two-candle pattern consisting of two long Marubozu candlesticks – a Black Marubozu and a White Marubozu – the Bullish Kicking is characterised by a price gap up between the two Marubozu candles whereby the opening of the second candle (the White Marubozu) is higher than opening price of the first candle (the Black Marubozu).
Both candles opening and closing at extreme levels, the Black Marubozu – a bearish candle – displays the opening price equal to the high of the day, and the closing price equal to the low of the day. 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.
According to Bulkowski, the Bullish Kicking candlestick pattern has a price reversal accuracy of only 53-percent which suggests that any post trend breakout is relatively short.