Tarnouska founded the Asgarda school in part to revive the ancient tradition of the female warrior. The Asgarda see themselves as modern Amazons. In their secluded camp, they have recreated the tribal tradition of the Scythian Amazons as first documented by Herodotus. According to the Histories the Amazons were tribes of warriors in the East of Ukraine, in the Donesk area. Tarnouska decided to reclaim their history and started her own tribe in the Carpathian mountains. On their website, Tarnouska writes:
It is naturally that women-warriors had their own martial culture and taking into account from Greek's descriptions it was rather developed. After a while amazon's martial culture united with Ukrainian martial art and saturated Ukrainian national dances. It is very important that in the Eastern regions of Ukraine a lot of women with warrior features: pride, braveness, firmness, strength of beliefs, strong-will, etc were saved. The soul of ancient Amazonia is flying inside our nation.