The two would start training together privately for several years, from the time Angier was 15 or 16 until he joined the military during the Korean War soon after graduating high school. Now, when you do the math, that means he had about two to three years of regular instruction with Yoshida before joining the military and then would they would meet up occasionally until Angier was sent overseas. Unfortunately shortly after that, Yoshida passed away of pneumonia. After he was discharged in the early 1950s, Angier made his new home in California where he would spend the rest of his life teaching.
Don Angier's legacy is forever cemented in the annals of American martial arts history. Since his passing on October 9, 2014, Jeremy Breazeale has been appointed as the new soke of Shidare Yanagi Ryu Aiki Bugei, and in my observations, he is honoring his teacher and his art well. I wish him the utmost success.